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Windows 10 startup folder not working FIXED

Posted in General   LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 17, 2022
    Windows 10 startup folder not working  FIXED
    Are you getting the Windows 10 startup folder not working error on your computer and don't know what to do?
    If yes, then you don't have to worry, this article is just the right one for you.
    One of the most common problems that Windows 10 users face while trying to open a particular folder is the Windows 10 startup folder not working error

    Windows 10 startup folder not working [SOLVED]

    Here, in this article, we will give you the complete solutions to fix the Windows 10 startup folder not working error on your computer.

    FIXES: Windows 10 startup folder not working error

    It is important to know the difference between the two common errors before heading towards the solutions:

    • Windows 10 startup folder not working
    • Windows 10 start button not working

    They are two different errors and are caused due to different reasons.

    You can follow the fixes given below to fix the startup folder problem:

    Table of Contents

    1. Reinstall the Program

    The application or program automatically creates a shortcut in the system's startup folder after every installation. But, there are times when the installation order skips on doing so.

    In this case, you can try repairing or reinstalling the program. The Repair option is provided by most of the programs, and the reinstallation will not take much time.

    You can reinstall the problematic program by following the given steps:

    • Type Control in the Search bar and open Control Panel.
    • Then open Uninstall a program in the Category View.

    • Then, right-click on the program that won’t start with the system and choose Uninstall.

    reinstall the program

    • Then, move to Program files or Program files (86) and delete the remaining in folders.

    You can also go for some third-party installer as that would clear all traces of the file.

    • Then, run the installer and install the program again.

    Now, check if the Windows 10 startup folder not working error is resolved.

    2. Create a Batch File Manually

    You have to create a batch file manually here and then force a program to start with the system. Informing about the program at every startup will be a UAC message but the programs in the file will start every time the operating system starts.

    To create and run a batch file that allows you to run any program at startup, follow the given steps:

    • First, right-click on the desktop, then open New, and then Text document.
    • Then, paste the given commands in the document but avoid changing examples with the path to the program’s exe file.
    @echo off
    “C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLauncher.exe”
    exit

    • Then, click on the File, then Save as and change the document’s extension to .bat instead of .txt.
    • After closing the document, double-click on the batch file to run it.

    Check if the Windows 10 startup folder not working error is resolved.

    3. Check Windows Startup Manager

    Locating the corrupt application that is preventing the startup folder from loading is the best way to fix the Windows 10 startup folder not working error:

    • Launch the Task Manager by pressing the CTRL + SHIFT + ESC keys.
    • Then, from the Task Manager window open the startup tab.

    Check Windows Startup manager

    • Then, enable programs one by one by opening the startup folder.
    • You can identify the application you enabled recently if you can’t open the folder anymore
    • Finally, remove the app from the Startup folder.

    Now the Windows 10 startup folder not working error will probably be fixed. If not, follow the next methods.

    4. Try Inserting the Shortcut Manually

    You need to create a shortcut on your own to fix the Windows 10 start button not working error:

    • First, go to the installation folder of the problematic program
    • Now, right-click on the exe file (program’s main executable) and create a shortcut.
    • Then hit Windows + R and type the given command to open the startup folder in the run box.
      • shell:startup

    • Finally, copy the shortcut and paste it into the Startup folder.
    • Finally, restart your computer and look for the changes.

    5. For adding a program to startup use Task Scheduler

    The easy solution to the Windows 10 startup folder not working error is to create a scheduled task and then you can schedule a program to run every time the system starts.

    Just follow the given steps:

    • First, open Windows File Manager.
    • Then trace the search bar and type “taskchd”

    • The Task Scheduler will launch in some time.

    • Locate Find Create Task.
    • Then, click on the General tab as the wizard open to create a task.
    • Now, give the program/task a name.
    • Then, check the “run with highest privileges” box.
    • Move to the Actions tab and click on New.

    Use Task Scheduler

    • Select Start a Program from that dropdown from the drop-down menu.
    • Finally, open the program to be started with the OS every time.

    Check if the Windows 10 startup folder not working error is resolved.

    6. Disable UAC

    The User Account Control or the UAC can be causing problems when a program needs the admin permissions to run so you can disable UAC and check if the Windows 10 startup folder not working error is resolved by this.

    Just follow the given steps:

    • First, click the Start button and open search.
    • Then, type “UAC” and press Enter to open UAC control settings
    • Then, scroll down and disable UAC

    Windows 10 startup folder not working [SOLVED]

    • Finally, click on “Confirm changes”.

    The UAC will now be disabled.

    7. Reset this PC

    You can also try resetting the PC as the last resort to fix the Windows 10 startup folder not working error on your computer.

    Reset this PC

    You need to make sure that all your important files are backed up:

    • Press Windows key +I and open Settings.
    • Then, open Update & security.
    • Now, from the left pane choose Recovery.
    • Click on Reset this PC and then on Get started.

    Now, the Windows 10 startup folder not working error will be resolved.

    The PC Repair Tool ( BEST & SIMPLE)

    As we have mentioned in our other articles, you can use the PC Repair tool in case of most errors as it helps you fix BSOD, DLL and other errors on Windows 10.

    Conclusion

    This is how you can fix the Windows 10 startup folder not working error on your computer.

    You can share your experience with the error in the comments section.

    All the best!

    Published by: Amundra
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