Locations of Startup Programs on Windows 10

Q

Where are the configuration locations of startup programs on my Windows 10 computer? I want to see where and how each startup program is configured.

✍: FYIcenter.com

A

On your Windows 10 system, startup program configurations are located in 5 places:

1. Common Registry Keys - Some startup programs are configured in system registry keys under the path: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. These startup programs are shared by all users on the computer.

2. 64-bit Common Registry Keys - Some startup programs are configured in system registry keys under the path: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. These 64-bit startup programs are shared by all users on the computer.

3. Personal Registry Keys - Some startup programs are configured in system registry keys under the path: HKU\S-1-5-...\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. These startup programs are applied to a single user on the computer.

4. Common "Startup" Folder - Some startup programs are configured in the common "Startup" folder shared by all users on the computer: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.

5. Personal "Startup" Folder - Some startup programs are configured in the personal "Startup" folder under your login profile: C:\Users\...\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.

So if you want to clean up startup programs to reduce security risk your Windows 10 computer, you need to review all 5 locations: Common registry keys, 64-bit common registry keys, Personal registry keys of each user, Common "Startup" folder, and Personal "Startup" folder of each login user.

 

How Startup Programs Added to Windows 10

List of Startup Programs on Windows 10

View Startup Programs on Windows 10

⇑⇑ Windows 10 Startup Programs

2022-02-19, 2979🔥, 0💬