If you want a program to run when the system boots or startup, you can add it to the System Startup Folder in Windows 10. Remember not all programs have this option in settings but if you want them to run when the computer is turned on, you may want to add them to the System Startup Folder. This option is not limited to a few programs only, you can launch URLs, documents or even a folder.
In this guide, we will explain how you can find out programs/documents/folders that have been added to Startup folder to launch for one user or all users and how to add files to the startup folder in Windows 10.
How to Open Windows 10 Startup folder
In order to open the Startup folder, follow the steps given below:
- Press Windows key+R to open the Run
- Click OK or press Enter Key
Add programs to the Startup Folder in Windows 10
Some programs have this built-in option where they ask the user if they’d like the program to run every time the computer is turned on. You can go to the settings of the App to enable this option. Programs like Skype, uTorrent, CCleaner and Google Chrome, etc. have this built-in option.
To add programs/apps/URLs/documents to the Startup folder, follow the steps given below:
- Open the Startup folder by using the above-mentioned method.
- Copy the link of the Program that you want to run when the system starts.
- Paste the copied link as a shortcut to the Startup folder
How to add programs/apps/URLs/documents to the Startup folder for all the users
If you want to run a certain program or whatever when the system starts for all the users, all you have to do is create its a shortcut in Common Files Folder.
The default location for it in Windows 10 is
You can also open it by using Run, in order to open it through Run, follow the instructions:
- Press Windows Key+R to open Run
shell: Common Startup
- Press Enter key or OK button
- Now copy the link of the document that you want to run on the startup
- Paste the link as a shortcut in the Common Startup Folder
Related: How to search for Files & Folders through Command Prompt in Windows 10