EXE in Startup folder not running


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Just don't know if it's really worth the trouble, seems like just one issue after another.

Latest is I wrote a program that runs on windows 10 just fine from a shortcut on the desktop. I copied the shortcut to the startup folder for my account and did all the compatibility changes so it would run. It worked fine after a few test startups but now all the sudden it no longer works.

Not sure if MS installed any updates between it working and not working, all I know is it ain't working now.
It shows up in task manager but really isn't running. Any ideas?

TKS...

PS: If I open the Startup folder and double click the shortcut it runs just fine.
 
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Regedit32

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Hi vandexa1,

There is no particular reason for any Windows update to have affected your Startup folder.

Some questions for you:
  • Does the program you wrote have any dependencies that need to load at boot time?
  • How many User Accounts are on your computer?
  • When you say you added a shortcut to the Startup folder, which one do you mean?
    • Startup Folder for the current user only

      %userprofile%\appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    • Or Startup Folder for all users

      C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

  • As an alternate have you considered modifying the Registry Run or RunOnce keys to get your program starting that way?
  • For current user:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (to run all the time)
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce (to run once only)
  • For all users:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (to run all the time)
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce (to run once only)

Regards,

Regedit32
 
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"There is no particular reason for any Windows update to have affected your Startup folder."

Sorry my friend, I have to:

LOL

But I don't honestly think that is his problem. anyway.
 
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