Searches folder being auto-created in Windows 8 startup

November 2, 2015 at 02:01:07
Specs: Windows 8
searches folder gets automatically created in start up even after deleting it every time. i found the answer for it but i don't know how to search for it and delete it in registry

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#1
November 2, 2015 at 08:45:22
Give us a link to the answer you found.

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#2
November 2, 2015 at 10:44:44

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#3
November 2, 2015 at 11:48:42
I'm not convinced that what you have is quite the same thing as mentioned In those old posts.

Is it appearing in the modern start menu (one with the blocks)?

Maybe you could use the snipping tool to produce a picture file of this Search Folder and where it shows up. If so you could post it on here (no account needed):
http://www.zippyshare.com/
Let us have the address they give you so that we can take a look at it.

If you can right click at it and get to Properties the "folder location" (target) would be useful too.

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November 3, 2015 at 12:13:05

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#5
November 3, 2015 at 14:51:39
Good screenshot. I see it is a "desktop folder" then. The word "Searches" appears many times quite legitimately in the registry. It would therefore be far too risky to tackle it by just searching it for that word, as suggested on the other post.

Go to Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del keys then select if from the bottom of the list) and look under the tab "Start-up". If you can see it listed there then right click it and select "Disable". If you disable anything by mistake it can soon be put back.

Otherwise I can suggest possible locations in the registry but if you get anything wrong you could mess up Windows. Are you familiar with working in the registry?

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#6
November 3, 2015 at 21:24:15
I went to startup in task manager i dont see it there. i have used registry editor a few times. but im not really familiar with it. Is it ok to just ignore this problem?

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#7
November 3, 2015 at 21:44:33
It should be fine to ignore it - better than risking things in the registry if you've not dived in there before.

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#8
November 4, 2015 at 02:39:47
Ok... Thanks a lot..

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