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How to Add a Program to Startup in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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The Startup folder in Windows 10 Anniversary Update is very much appreciated. This feature allows users to set whatever programs they want to automatically launch the moment they start their computers. Configuring this folder is a mix of selecting the right programs, discovering their default locations, and adding them in the startup folder. Below we’ll explain how to add a program to startup in Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

The process to make a program run on Startup in Windows 10 Anniversary Update is simple and, even though we only mentioned the programs so far, you can actually also place apps, documents or URLs in this startup folder. One difference that we are going to make in this guide is between simply adding a program to the startup folder location and adding an app that should be available for all the users of the device!

Do not worry; we are going to walk you through all these processes. Moreover, by the end of this article, we are going to show you an alternative method that only takes 3 steps to add programs to startup in Windows 10 Anniversary Update. But let us take things one at a time on the Windows startup program process:

How to add a program in Windows 10 Anniversary Update startup folder

When moving shortcuts from one place to another, you need to know the copy path and the paste path. In this case, the paste path is the place where you are planning to bring that program, app, or whatever it is that you are copying.

The user startup folder can be found at the following location:

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Here are the steps you need to follow when you go to add program to startup in Windows 10 Anniversary Update:

  • Launch the Run dialog box by simultaneously pressing the Windows key and the R key from your keyboard;
  • In the Open: field type down shell:startup;
  • Press the Enter key or click on the OK button to run the open command;
  • Follow the copy path, going to the folder where you have the shortcut of the program/document you want to move;
  • Right-click on the shortcut and, from the context menu, select Copy;
  • Go back to the location of the user startup folder;
  • Right-click on an empty spot and, from the context menu, select Paste shortcut.