Windows 10 can automatically run apps at Startup. A portion of these apps like Windows Defender are stock apps that the OS has added to the Startup things list. Other apps can be added or removed by a user. Some apps have a ‘Run at startup‘ option in their settings which makes it simple to add them to the startup things list. Apps that don’t have this option should be added to the startup thing list physically by adding them to the Startup folder.
Windows 10 Startup folder
The Startup folder is a system folder that contains apps, files, and scripts that will open when Windows 10 boots to the desktop. This folder ought not to be confused with the Start Menu folder which is for storing Start Menu apps/tiles.
There are two sorts of Startup folders; a user-specific folder, and a Startup folder for all users. The user-specific folder will contain all things that a user needs to run at startup though the startup folder for all users will contain things that will run at startup for all users that sign on to the system.
Windows 10 Startup Folder location
The only stunt to adding a thing to the Startup folder is knowing where it is.
To find the user-specific Startup folder, follow these steps;
- Tap the Win+R console shortcut to open the run box.
- In the run box, enter %AppData% and tap the Enter key.
- In the folder that opens, go to Microsoft>Windows>Start Menu>Programs>Startup.
- On the other hand, you can paste this in the File Explorer location bar however supplant Username with your username,
To find the Startup folder for all users, follow these steps;
- Open File Explorer.
- Go to the View tab.
- Enable ‘Hidden items‘ to show Hidden files and folders.
- Open the C drive.
- Go to ProgramData>Microsoft>Windows>Start Menu>Programs>StartUp
On the other hand, paste this in the location bar in File Explorer and tap Enter.
Add apps to Windows 10 Startup folder
Adding apps to the Startup folder is basic. You can follow similar interaction for the two sorts of Startup folders however, for the Startup folder for all users, you will require administrator rights to add a thing.
- Right-click the app, file, or folder that you need to add to the Startup folder.
- Select Send to>Desktop (Create shortcut).
- Open the Startup folder.
- Cut the desktop shortcut for the app and paste it into the Startup folder.
Note: Windows 10 will, by and large, impede scripts from running at Startup however any remaining files types, including Autohotkey contents will work. If you need the app to run with administrator rights on startup, you should modify the shortcut.
Remove apps from Windows 10 Startup folder
- To remove an app, file, or folder from the Startup folder, open it and delete the thing.
Knowing where the Startup folder is permitted you to handily manage which apps run on boot. Preferably, you need to keep non-fundamental apps out of this folder with the goal that your system completes the process of booting more rapidly. You can generally physically run apps when you need them.