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Program in Startup folder do not get started

  1. #1


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    Program in Startup folder do not get started


    I have three Autohotkey exe files in my appdata Startup folder of my laptop but they do not get started when Windows starts. Those same three files on my desktop in the same place start and run just fine. Each machine has the same version of Win8, Home Premium 64 build 9200.

    If I open the Startup folder and click on any one of the files they start and run just fine.

    In the registry for the desktop those three files appear in startup folder but not in laptop. Am almost sure that is the problem but don't have a clue what to do about it.

    On both machines, Yankee Clipper III runs at start without me having to put it in either of my appdata Startup folders. I guess the installer took care of it for me.

    Will someone try to give me some help here? I am slowly creeping up the learning curve of Win 8 and appreciate all the help I have received here along the way.

    Thank you.

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    Hummm? I put a unicode autohotkey shortcut in startup. Works fine. Did you really put the exes there? Try shortcut(s).
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  3. #3


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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Hummm? I put a unicode autohotkey shortcut in startup. Works fine. Did you really put the exes there? Try shortcut(s).
    Thanks, that is certainly a reasonable question; but yes, I am sure.
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    Are you going to try shortcuts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Are you going to try shortcuts?
    Yes, I have tried putting shortcuts in Startup to the actual exe files. Did 'take' either.

    Thanks again.
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    You are very welcome. What do you mean "Did 'take' either." Did the shortcuts work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    You are very welcome. What do you mean "Did 'take' either." Did the shortcuts work?
    Sorry about that! Poor phrasing on my part. No they didn't work either.
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    Well, heck. And, what the heck? No more thoughts for now.
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    Solved while fixing another problem.
    Unable to Disable Touchpad on Asus Q200e

    Don't know why but am happy (sort of).
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    Cool
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