How do I get AutoRuns 14 to show Startup FOLDERS?

Ron Rahav 21 Reputation points
2021-09-14T20:13:17.087+00:00

My AutoRuns 14 and 13 only show REGISTRY entries (like HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run) and Task Scheduler entries.

They DON'T show file folder entries (like C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup)

I experience this issue on multiple computers.

How do I get AutoRuns to include file folder entries?

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  1. Jason Winzenried 85 Reputation points
    2023-10-20T15:06:44.3166667+00:00

    Autoruns 14.09 did not show entries in the Startup folder. 14.10 does

    (chiming in from the future)

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  1. t p 116 Reputation points
    2021-09-15T11:41:45.607+00:00

    That's a good question - the minute (well, seconds) that I read it, I wondered: did it ever show entries from file system locations?

    If so, what was the last version that "worked"?

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  2. Ron Rahav 21 Reputation points
    2021-09-15T19:38:39.963+00:00

    The last version that DID show file folder entries (like C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup) was 12.X.

    I still have version 12.03, and I use it to compensate for the deficiencies of version 14

    I use both Versions 12 and 14

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  3. Castorix31 82,656 Reputation points
    2021-09-15T20:06:21.693+00:00

    They DON'T show file folder entries (like C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup)

    On my version (the last one, 14.01)
    It shows it as
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Common Startup
    (with "Hide Microsoft Entries" unchecked)
    (the registry contains folders paths for each folder value)

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