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How to Add an App to Startup in Windows 10?

There are some specific apps designated as startup programs that run automatically when you start your Windows 10, but if you want to change or add another app to run automatically at startup in Windows 10 you can do it easy.

You can enable or disable apps from running on startup in the App Startup Control Panel and the taskbar. But if you want to add a new startup program keep reading.

How to Add an app to run automatically at startup in Windows 10

First method:

  • Select the Start button and scroll to find the app you want to run at startup.
  • Right-click the app, select More, and then select Open file location. This opens the location where the shortcut to the app is saved. If there isn’t an option for Open file location, it means the app can’t run at startup.
  • With the file location open, press the Windows logo key + R, type shell: startup, then select OK. This opens the Startup folder.
  • Copy and paste the shortcut to the app from the file location to the Startup folder.

Second Method: through the startup folder

The Windows startup folder is a folder that Windows looks in for programs to run every time it starts.

You can use this method with older versions of Windows. Adding a program shortcut causes that program to launch when Windows starts and removing a program shortcut stops it from launching when Windows starts.

How to add an app to Startup in Windows 10 through the startup folder?

  • Press the Windows key + R to open the run dialog box.
How to add an app to Startup in Windows 10 through the startup folder?
How to add an app to Startup in Windows 10 through the startup folder?
  • Type shell: startup in the Run dialog box and press Enter on your keyboard.

  • Right-click in the startup folder and click New.

  • Click Shortcut.

  • Type the location of the program if you know it, or click Browse to locate the program on your computer.

  • Click Next.

  • Type a name for the shortcut, and click Finish.

  • Create additional links for any other programs you want to run automatically when Windows starts.
  • Restart your computer, and the new programs will launch automatically.

That’s all.

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