Windows: Add App to Auto Start

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

You can have Windows automatically start any application or script when Windows starts.

All you have to do, is to create a file shortcut to the program or script path, and put it in the startup folder.

Microsoft Windows Startup Folder Location

"~/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs/Startup"

Easy Way to Open the Windows Startup Folder

  1. Press ❖ Window+r to open the run dialog.
  2. Type shell:startup
Windows 10 Run startup 2021-03-30
Windows 10 Run startup 2021-03-30

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