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Where is the Startup Folder?

  1. #1


    DavidB Guest

    Where is the Startup Folder?

    I want Outlook to start when Windows starts. I can't find a startup folder
    in which to copy the Outlook executable into. Any suggestions?

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  2. #2


    Tom Porterfield Guest

    Re: Where is the Startup Folder?

    DavidB wrote:
    > I want Outlook to start when Windows starts. I can't find a startup
    > folder in which to copy the Outlook executable into. Any suggestions?


    Right click on the Start button and select Open. From there open the
    Programs folder and you should see a Startup folder inside that. Place a
    shortcut (not the actual executable) to Outlook in that folder and it will
    start each time you log on to Windows.
    --
    Tom Porterfield


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  3. #3


    robw Guest

    Re: Where is the Startup Folder?

    Wouldn't be surprised if Vista now makes you do the following (from memory):

    Start->regedit (type it)
    Navigate to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERS, Software, Microsoft, Widows, Current Version, Run
    Add a key there with the name of the program, and the path to run the
    program.

    Log out and log in see if it starts.

    -Rob


    "DavidB" <DavidB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E40ECC80-1F89-452E-8C8D-F6ADF5A27321@microsoft.com...
    >I want Outlook to start when Windows starts. I can't find a startup folder
    > in which to copy the Outlook executable into. Any suggestions?




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  4. #4


    PaulB Guest

    RE: Where is the Startup Folder?

    Hi,
    First unhide hidden files then go to C:\Program Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start
    Menu\Programs\Start Up
    --
    Paul


    "DavidB" wrote:

    > I want Outlook to start when Windows starts. I can't find a startup folder
    > in which to copy the Outlook executable into. Any suggestions?


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  5. #5


    Max Guest

    Re: Where is the Startup Folder?

    Yeah, that's wise.
    Tell somebody who cannot even find a common, standard folder on their Start
    Menu that they have to edit the registry.

    --
    Maxwell Bluemeanie
    "robw" <robwilkens@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23deYkO39GHA.1220@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Wouldn't be surprised if Vista now makes you do the following (from
    > memory):
    >
    > Start->regedit (type it)
    > Navigate to:
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USERS, Software, Microsoft, Widows, Current Version, Run
    > Add a key there with the name of the program, and the path to run the
    > program.
    >
    > Log out and log in see if it starts.
    >
    > -Rob
    >
    >
    > "DavidB" <DavidB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:E40ECC80-1F89-452E-8C8D-F6ADF5A27321@microsoft.com...
    >>I want Outlook to start when Windows starts. I can't find a startup
    >>folder
    >> in which to copy the Outlook executable into. Any suggestions?

    >
    >



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  6. #6


    Gernot Frisch Guest

    Re: Where is the Startup Folder?


    > First unhide hidden files then go to C:\Program
    > Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start
    > Menu\Programs\Start Up



    Isn't that:
    C:\Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Start Up ?



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