Friday, 1 March 2013

Find the Startup folder in Windows 8

Long-suffering Windows users will be familiar with opening the Startup folder from All Programs to spot programs that have decided they should be launching at the same time as the operating system. With the new-look Windows 8, the Startup folder is harder to find, but it's still there. In File Explorer browse to:
C:\ Users\ <Username>\ AppData \Roaming\ Microsoft\ Windows\ Start Menu\ Programs\ Startup
Where C: is the drive Windows is installed on and "<Username>" is the name of your user account. You'll then see the list of shortcuts as normal, which can be edited as required. More changes can be made from the new-look Task Manager, which has its own Start-up tab.