How to Add a Program at Windows 10 Startup.

As you may know, many programs add a shortcut to the system startup upon installation in order to automatically start with Windows. This happensĀ because some of these programs need to run in Windows startup for safety reasons (e.g. the Antivirus program) or convenience (e.g. Skype, Dropbox, etc.). In the other hand, some users wants to add a specific program or folder to open at Windows 10 startup for convenience reasons.

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In this article I'll show you the way to manually add a shortcut of any program, file or folder in Windows 10 Startup, in order to automatically launch or open with Windows 10.

How to Add Programs, Files, and Folders to System Startup in Windows 10.

Step 1. Open Windows 10 Startup folder.

1. Simultaneously press the Win image + R keys to open the run command box.

2. Type the following command* and press OK:

  • shell:startup

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* Note: The above command will open your user startup folder:

  • C:\Users\<Your_Username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

– If you want to add a program or file to launch with Windows startup, for all the users that are using the computer, then instead of shell:startup type shell:common startup

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3. Without closing the "Startup" folder window, continue to the next step.

 

Step 2. Place a shortcut of a program, file or folder at Startup.

A. To add a Program Shortcut to Windows 10 Startup.

1. From the list of installed programs, drag and drop the program that you want to add in Windows 10 Startup, at your Desktop.
2. Right click at the newly created shortcut on your desktop and select Cut.
3. Navigate to the startup folder, that you have opened in step 1.
4.
Right click on an empty space and select Paste.

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B. To add a File or Folder to Windows 10 Startup.

1. Right-click on the file or the folder that you want to open with Windows 10 Startup and select Create Shortcut.
2. Then right-click at the newly created shortcut and select Cut.
3. Navigate to the startup folder, that you have opened in step 1.
4.
Right click on an empty space and select Paste.

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