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Startup Folder Location???

Posted on 2002-07-29
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I made the mistake of attempting to consolidate my "All Users" and current user Start Menu Items.  In doing so, windows thought that my Startup Folder for my current user was moving too.  As a result, my current user's startup folder is pointing to the "All Users" startup folder.  As a result of that, the Startup programs are run TWICE when I log in!!!!

So.... I tried editing the registry value:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Startup

but it ALWAYS gets reverted to point to the All User's startup.  I've tried rebooting, everything.  Seems that whenever I log off, it gets reverted!

How can I forcefully change this?
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try this instead: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Startup

not sure if it exists in 2000 or so. I have it on NT4.

guidway
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by:PaulKorzycki
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That points to the "All User's" folder.  My problem is that the All User's folder is OK, its just that the Current User points to the same folder, and I can't change it to anything else (some process will always change it back on Log Off).
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by:PaulKorzycki
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I managed to fix my problem by using "Tweak UI", from Microsoft, that has the ability to change the location of special folders.

I'm accepting your comment as correct, but really like I said, your advice simply points to the All User's folder.  

Thanks!
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by:guidway
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Believe it or not I was just about to give you the link for Tweak UI. I had a feeling it might work for you. Thanks, although in the future if you rather not just give points away you can have a mod delete the question for you.

guidway
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by:PaulKorzycki
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No, its OK, I appreciate the fact that someone took the time to read my question and make an informed comment, so you deserve it!
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