Startup folder


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

Startup folder

A Windows folder that contains pointers to applications (shortcuts) that are launched when Windows is started. See Win Startup folder.

In the Mac, startup apps can be added and deleted from Login items in the Users & Groups control panel.
References in periodicals archive ?
Many of these applications are placed in the PC's Startup folder and are automatically opened every time the computer is turned on, whether they are needed or not.
AWHEN Windows starts, it automatically runs a number of programs (listed in the Startup folder in Start Menu/Programs, among other places).
C will search for Windows machines within the infected Local Area Network and will try to copy itself to their Startup folder.