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    How can we extract startup UWP applications information?

    by bdssravz ·


    I am using C++ code base to develop a forensic tool. The requirement is to display all the startup applications. However, UWP apps which are enabled to run at startup, are not found in RegEdit at “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run” or any other paths which have startup applications info.

    If I have to write a code to extract Startup applications like Cortana,Skype,Spotify etc (UWP apps) from registry or windows folders, how do I do it? Is there any path where UWP startup applications are stored?

    Note: I know that all the installed applications are stored in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ but out of them, how to recognize which are startup enabled?

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      The problem is

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to How can we extract startup UWP applications information?

      That this has prior discussions so I can’t tell where you are in your research.

      Frankly, what tools do you use now? finds these priors and I can’t tell where you are today.

      This is not an offer to write the code for you. Tell me where you are now.

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        So far I have extracted Startup applications from the following paths:

        by bdssravz ·

        In reply to The problem is

        Registry paths:





        “C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup”
        “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp”

        The last two paths, I got it from AutoRuns.
        Most of all the applications I installed are displayed in my tool except the UWP apps. These apps(Cortana,Spotify,Skype) are not available in any of these paths. I just need to recognize all the UWP apps which are startup enabled.

        Please let me know if you need more info.

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