Running applications on Windows startup is an easy task, you need to customize the startup programs on Windows 10. There are different applications as well which allows the users to customize the startup programs but in the case of opening files on Windows Startup, it is a bit tricky but easy.

All you need is to know how to create shortcuts and where to place them so that they can open at Windows Startup.

Opening a File on Windows Startup

If you want to create a file on Windows Startup, you need to add the file shortcut to the startup folder. Windows 10 will automatically load the file as soon as the Windows Start. Placing the file in the startup folder also loads the file when the Windows load but it is not a recommended way, so you need to first create the shortcut of the file.

Just right-click on the file and click on Create Shortcut from the context menu. A shortcut will show up in the same folder. Now move the shortcut to the startup folder. Once you have the shortcut cut it or copy it from the folder and open the startup folder from the File Explorer by writing the following command in the address bar.


A new folder will open up, place the copied file to the folder by Ctrl+v shortcut or from the context menu of the folder. The file will now open up when the Windows start.

Startup folder in Windows 10

You can also disable it the way you created it. Just browse the startup folder and remove the shortcut of the file you previously placed.

It is a very useful feature when it comes to the files you frequently use, it may be a default file location for any software or any other folder. The same way you can place the shortcut of the applications and load them at the startup.

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