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Shortcut In User Startup Folder Doesn't Run??

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Anonymous
August 5, 2005 12:28:17 PM

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I had created a shortcut and put it in the user (not the system)
startup to cause a utility to run at startup. It was working fine.
Yesterday I moved the executable to a new location, created a new
shortcut and replaced the previous one.

It won't work. XP will not run the replacement shortcut. It behaves
like it's still looking in the original location and thus failing. I
know the shortcut is right because I can run it manually and it works.
Also, if I put the shortcut in the system level startup it woks (I
have reasons why I don't want to run it out of there).

Anybody know why it won't run in the user Startup?

jim
Anonymous
August 5, 2005 6:32:11 PM

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Hi

Have you included the full path to the file in the shortcut?

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"jim evans" <jimsnews@houston.rr.com> wrote in message
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>
> I had created a shortcut and put it in the user (not the system)
> startup to cause a utility to run at startup. It was working fine.
> Yesterday I moved the executable to a new location, created a new
> shortcut and replaced the previous one.
>
> It won't work. XP will not run the replacement shortcut. It behaves
> like it's still looking in the original location and thus failing. I
> know the shortcut is right because I can run it manually and it works.
> Also, if I put the shortcut in the system level startup it woks (I
> have reasons why I don't want to run it out of there).
>
> Anybody know why it won't run in the user Startup?
>
> jim
Anonymous
August 5, 2005 6:32:12 PM

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On Fri, 5 Aug 2005 14:32:11 +0100, "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org>
wrote:

>Hi
>
>Have you included the full path to the file in the shortcut?

As I said, the shortcut works if I run it manually and if it's in the
system startup folder.

jim
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Anonymous
August 5, 2005 6:32:13 PM

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Shortcuts in the Startup folders do not run at Windows startup
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/norunstartup.htm

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:5is6f1dhvj05e34p9k2dk8sv1srivj5ne9@4ax.com,
jim evans <jimsnews@houston.rr.com> hunted and pecked:
> On Fri, 5 Aug 2005 14:32:11 +0100, "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> Have you included the full path to the file in the shortcut?
>
> As I said, the shortcut works if I run it manually and if it's in the
> system startup folder.
>
> jim
Anonymous
August 5, 2005 10:20:01 PM

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On Fri, 5 Aug 2005 12:54:33 -0600, "Wesley Vogel"
<123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote:

>Shortcuts in the Startup folders do not run at Windows startup
>http://windowsxp.mvps.org/norunstartup.htm

Interesting. I thought "that's it." The value for the User data was
incorrect. It was truncated. Instead of:

%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
it was
%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\

So I corrected it, but it didn't help. Both Registery values are now
correct. No change.

Thanks of the try, I thought sure you had it.

jim
Anonymous
August 5, 2005 11:07:41 PM

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CORRECTION!!

That was the problem and returning the Registry values to the defaults
did correct it.

I found the article on how to fix it misleading and I did it wrong the
first time. When I went to the page that page links to it was clear
what the Registry entries should be.

Thanks very much for your help.

jim
Anonymous
August 6, 2005 12:35:25 AM

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jim,

Glad to hear you got it fixed. Keep having fun. :-)

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:1lv7f1d695kktqrc9b097ppb2t6kvl7i23@4ax.com,
jim evans <jimsnews@houston.rr.com> hunted and pecked:
> CORRECTION!!
>
> That was the problem and returning the Registry values to the defaults
> did correct it.
>
> I found the article on how to fix it misleading and I did it wrong the
> first time. When I went to the page that page links to it was clear
> what the Registry entries should be.
>
> Thanks very much for your help.
>
> jim
!