Windows 7 Startup folder wont open

December 30, 2010 at 04:25:23
Specs: Windows 7 ultimate

I have read from the help files of Microsoft win7 that to add files into the startup folder all I have to do is right click the startup folder and click open. Then add a shortcut of a program in it. I tried to do it and found out that right clicking on the startup folder and clicking on open does not open the folder in windows explorer.

I have notice that some malicious software tried to put a startup shortcut in my PC before and all those shortcuts, I already deleted using spybot SD. Perhaps they had manage to edit my registry so that the startup wont open and for them to be hidden/undiscovered in it.

Now that I would like to add a shortcut in the startup folder, i cant open it anymore.

Is there a way I could edit my registry so that when I right click and then click on open, the startup folder would open in windows explorer?

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December 30, 2010 at 04:54:24
I would lean towards popping in your Ultimate DVD and doing a repair install but you could wait for additional suggestions or try Googleing for answers in the mean time.

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December 30, 2010 at 06:19:22
Does right clicking on other items work OK, or is the problem global?

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December 31, 2010 at 09:10:22
I cold open the other folder using the same procedure except only on the statup foder. thanks.

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December 31, 2010 at 09:43:38
In that case just delete the item/s in the start up folder and make new shortcuts there. Taht is all those are is shortcuts to the program. Deleting them will cause no harm. Use Windows help to learn how to place new shortcuts in the start menu.

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December 31, 2010 at 20:32:55
Actually, there is no problem in adding shortcuts to the startup folder if I could just open it. The problem is in the opening of the startup folder as it wont open using the procedure stated in the previous post. Thanks though and Happy New Year to all.

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January 1, 2011 at 09:15:06
Try using the System File Checker. Look at the link below.

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January 2, 2011 at 07:33:53
I tried what you have suggested and SFC results is...

"Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

Hence for sure no changes was made by the SFC program. Also I have discovered lately (as this might help) that win+E (pressing windows key + E) does not open windows explorer in my computer.

Thank you.

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January 13, 2011 at 10:06:38
I would like to say thank you very much for the help and support that was extended to me by your site but the problem stated herein is already solved. I really do not know what solved the problem, either the programs that I have uninstalled or the update from Microsoft last January 13, 2011. I could not remember the software that I uninstalled but the update from Microsoft is composed of the following:
1. Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - January 2011 (KB890830)
2. Security update for Windows 7 (KB2419640)
3. Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB2483110)
4. Intel Corporation - Display - Mobile Intel (R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
5. Update for Windows 7 (KB2454826)
It happened that I just tried if my WIN+E would functioned and it did. With it, I tried to open my startup folder and it did also

Again thank you very much.

My best regards,


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January 13, 2011 at 12:31:42
Glad it is sorted out for you, although it would have been nice to know the cause. Thankks for getting back to us. Most don't bother.

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