If you’re using a program often you’ll find it annoying in the long term to start the program manually and wait for it to launch.
You can now add a program to startup so that when you boot up your computer the program will start automatically.
This tutorial will show you how to add a program to startup in Windows 10.
A video tutorial is available at the bottom of the post.
Open the file location of the program you want to add to startup.
This can be done by searching for the program, right-clicking the icon and selecting ‘Open file location’.
Or you could navigate manually.
On the shortcut of the program, right-click and select ‘Copy’.
If you don’t have a shortcut you can navigate to the folder of the program you want to add to startup.
Then you can right-click on the ‘.exe’ file and select ‘Create shortcut’.
After that copy the shortcut.
Now open the start menu again and search for the ‘Run’ program.
In the run program type shell:startup and click on the ‘OK’ button.
A new file explorer window will pop up.
Right click in the empty area and select ‘Paste’.
The program shortcut is now in the startup folder.
If you want to remove the program from startup you can just delete the shortcut.
To apply the changes it’s best to restart your computer.
After the reboot the program will start when windows is started.
You now know how to add a program to startup in Windows 10.