Since the Start Menu has been removed from Windows 8, some of the features of the start menu are not accessible directly. Take an example of the startup folder. The startup folder can not be accessed from the new Metro start screen of Windows 8.
The startup folder is quite a handy folder if you want to add/remove items in Windows startup. For example, if I want to open certain files or folders whenever I logon to Windows, I would copy the shortcut of those files and folders to the startup folder.
In previous versions of Windows, accessing the startup folder was quite easy. You could go to the Start Menu and add remove items to the Startup folder by drag and drop operations. Although Windows 8 has totally changed this approach but fortunately the Startup folder is still there and can be accessed using Windows Explorer.
There are two types of startup folders. One is the common startup folder. Items included in the common startup folder will be launched for all users regardless they have added those items or not. The second one is the user specific startup folder. Items included in this folder will be launched for that user specifically and not for all users on the computer.
The common startup folder in Windows 8 can be accessed here: