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Startup programs are not loading

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Programs in  the Startup folder are not loading.  Running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on a new notebook.  Clicking the shortcuts in that folder will launch the programs.  The folder is located at
C:\Users\DD\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
and I am logged on as user DD, which is an Administrator.
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Question by:ddantes
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by:dustock
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I think you have the wrong path, try:

C:\Users\DD\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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by:Raheman M. Abdul
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Or you can open the location of startup folder by:
right clicking the "startup" folder and click "open" or "open for all users"

For all users:
 C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current version\RUN
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by:Raheman M. Abdul
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If AppData is hidden:
click on Organize > Folder and Search Options. ->View tab then tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
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by:ddantes
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Thanks for all comments.  If I open the folder at
 C:\Users\DD\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup   it is the identical folder at
C:\Users\DD\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Removing a shortcut from either folder, that shortcut disappears from the other folder.  So I don't think the path is causing this issue.
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by:Raheman M. Abdul
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Have you tried right clicking Startup folder?
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dustock earned 500 total points
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Have you tried to put the shortcut in the all users directory?

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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by:ddantes
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That did it.  I don't know why it wasn't sufficient to have those shortcuts in the startup folder for the user who was logged on, but thank you.
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