The all users profile startup programs folder is missing under this path. The workstations are running windows 7. C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Is there a way to create one that works in this paths place?

It may have been removed by group policy, but until we locate that I am looking for an alternative fix.

Thank you.


Try typing shell:startupin the start menu search bar, does anything come up? This should be the users startup folder.

Otherwise there is a great article located here on how to recover your "Startup"

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    Thank you, this is a huge help, I'll try this out today! – netadmin2008 Aug 14 '12 at 13:37

You can try setting the All Users startup programs via the registry by adding a new String value to one of the following keys. (The string value should contain the path to the program you want to run upon startup)

32 bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

64 bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

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