How to start a program automatically when you log in to a windows computer.
Dependant on your operating system, the location of the start up folder will be different.
To find the start up folder, open run from the windows menu (or press Win+R) and type:
then press OK.
A folder should then open, this is your start up folder – anything you put in to this folder will run as soon as you log in.
There are two ways to put programs / files in to the folder, the easiest way would be to drag and drop them.
The second way is to create a simple batch script that’ll do it for you.
Here is an example of a script that can be used:
copy test.bat “%userprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup”
What it does:
The first line: “cd” tells windows to change in to a directory that we specify.
The second line: This copys test.bat and puts it into the start up folder.
The last line: This deletes the file from its original location once it has been copied.
To make your own batch file:
open up notepad and type:
cd “the directory that the file is in”
copy file name “directory to copy to”
Then go to File > Save As…
File name: test.bat
Save as type: All Files
Some useful programs to auto run;