How To Run Programs, Files And Folders At Startup In Windows 10

Introduction

 
There is a time-saving feature for professional users to run the programs automatically at startup in the Windows family. We can also use this feature in Windows 10 to run the programs, files, and folders automatically at startup as well. The user can run the programs, files, and folders automatically at startup by placing the programs, files, and folders into the in-built startup folder. Many applications already have an in-built feature in settings to run at startup.
 
It is a very helpful and time-saving feature for those users who have to work on a particular application regularly. But the user should remember that more programs, files, and folders run simultaneously at startup can cause slowdown the booting process which will be very irritating.
 
This tutorial will show you various ways on, how to run the programs or apps, files, and folders at startup in Windows 10.
 

Method 1 - Using Startup Folder

 
Step 1
 
From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.
 
Step 2
 
Run Command
 
Type "shell:startup" and press enter key to open the "Startup" folder.
 
Note 
If you want to open the apps or programs, files, and folders to all user accounts, then simply open the "Startup" folder by typing this "shell:common startup"' in RUN command.
 

To Run The Program or Application (Apps) At Startup

 

Method 1 - Using The Application Folder

 
Step 3
 
Type "shell:appsfolder" and press enter key to open the "Applications" window.
 
Run Command
 
Step 4
 
Select the applications or programs that you want to open at startup then copy and paste them into the startup folder. Alternatively, the user can drag and drop the selected apps or programs to the startup folder.
 
drag and drop to startup folder
 
Step 5
 
Boot your laptop or PC and you will see the apps or programs run automatically.
 

Method 2 - Using the Copy and Paste Technique

 
Step 3
 
Locate the app or program that you want to run at startup and copy it.
 
Locate and copy the file and folder
 
Step 4
 
Simply paste it into the "Startup" folder.
 
paste it
 
Step 5
 
Boot your laptop or PC and you will see the apps or programs run automatically.
 

To Run The Files And Folders At Startup

 
Step 3
 
Locate the files or folders that you want to run at startup.
 
locate the file and folder
 
Step 4
 
Simply, drag and drop it into the startup folder. Alternatively, the user can copy the files and folders and paste them into the startup folder.
 
drag and drop it
 
Step 5
 
Boot your laptop or PC and you will see the programs, files, and folders run automatically.
 

Method 2 - Through Settings

 
Step 1
 
From the Start menu, select Settings.
 
Step 2
 
Select "Apps".
 
select apps
 
Step 3
 
Click on "Startup" option.
 
click on startup option
 
Step 4
 
Here, the list of apps or programs will be shown on the screen and the user can enable them to start when login or boot.
 
list will be shown
 

Conclusion

 
By following any of the above methods, you can run the programs or apps, files, and folders at startup in Windows 10.
 
In case you want to disable the startup apps or programs and files and folders, then read my next article in which I have described, "How To Disable The Startup Programs in Windows 10". 
 
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