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Article Number: 000124550

How to add App to Startup in Windows 10

Summary: In this guide we will see how to add programs and apps to startup folder in Windows 10.

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This article provides information about how you can make any app or program to start with Windows 10.

Add apps to startup in Windows 10.



  1. You need to create a shortcut of the app that you would like to add to startup. To do so, drag and drop the app from the Start Menu to the desktop the shortcut of that app will be created on the desktop.

    (Figure 1.0: Creating a Desktop shortcut)

    (Figure 2.0: Desktop Shortcut)

  2. Open Run command box by pressing Windows logo + R keys. In the Run command field, type shell: startup and then press Enter key to open Startup folder.

    (Figure 3.0: Run Command Box)

  3. Copy and paste the app shortcut from the desktop to this Startup folder and the app will be added to startup.

    (Figure 4.0: Startup Folder)

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21 Feb 2021



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