Everyone has a favorite startup app, but they don’t always show up when you log on. Here’s how to make corrections.
All About Start Up Folder
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On Windows 10, the Startup folder is a handy tool. It contains the apps that begin running as soon as your computer turns on. You may have noticed, however, that some of those startup apps do not launch as expected.
Issues With Start-Up Apps.
When launch programs don’t perform as expected, it can be irritating. While the cause could be anything from a defective programme to corrupted system files, there are certain ways you can take to fix the problem. We’ll go over those options in this article. Let’s go through this article.
1. CHECK THE STARTUP MANAGER
If your startup program isn’t launching properly, the first thing you should do is double-check that it’s set to launch at startup. Here’s how to find out.
Step 1: To open Task Manager, press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc shortcut. Navigate to the Startup tab and ensure that your programme is enabled.
Step 2: If a programme is marked as Disabled, select it and click the Enable button.
That’s all. Restart your computer to see if the programme launches properly.
2. RUN DISM
Corrupted system files on your PC can sometimes prevent programmes from launching at startup. To be certain, run a DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) scan to see if it helps. The tool is intended to detect and correct system-related issues on its own. Here’s how to put it to use.
Step 1: Open Command Prompt with administrative privileges by clicking the Windows Start button, typing cmd, and selecting Run as administrator.
Step 2: Execute the following commands, pressing Enter after each.
Wait for them to finish, then restart your system to see if the problem has been resolved.
3. ADD PROGRAM TO STARTUP FOLDER
On Windows, you can also use the Startup folder to launch programmes at startup. This is how it works.
Step 1: Open File Explorer and locate the startup program’s EXE file. Select Copy from the context menu by right-clicking on it.
Step 2: Press the Windows key + R to open the Run utility. Enter shell:common startup as the command.
Step 3: Paste the program’s EXE file into the Startup folder.
That is all there is to it. Because the shortcut is now in the Startup folder, Windows should automatically begin the software when it starts up.
4. TASK SCHEDULER
You can automate practically any task on your computer using Task Scheduler. When particular triggers and criteria are met, you can start programmes, run commands, or even send an email. Of course, this technology can also be used to develop programmes at startups. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Go to the Start menu and type task scheduler into the search box.
Step 2: Select New Folder from the context menu of the ‘Task Scheduler Library’ folder. Give the folder any name you like, like ‘New Task.‘
Step 3: Expand the ‘Task Scheduler Library’ folder and right-click on the newly formed folder to choose Create Task from the context menu.
Step 4: Under the General tab of the resultant window, give the task a suitable name, such as ‘Launch Power Toys.’ You can also select the user account under which the task shall be executed.
Step 5: To create a trigger for the job, go to the Trigger tab and click the New button.
Step 6: In the New Trigger window, select the ‘At startup’ option from the drop-down menu.
Step 7: Now go to the Action tab and press the New button. Select the EXE file of the application you want to start using the Browse button under Program/script.
When you’ve finished setting Task Scheduler, it should start launching apps for you.
5. TURN OFF UAC
On Windows, some programmes necessitate administrative authority each time they are launched. Whether the problem is caused by one of these programmes, you can try disabling the UAC (User Account Control) feature to see if it solves the problem. Continue reading to find out how.
Step 1: Go to the Start menu and type user account control into the search box.
Step 2: To save your settings, drag the slider all the way down to Never notify and click OK.
Now restart your computer to see if the programme starts automatically.
6. Check Program Settings
Many programs include a Launch at startup option as part of their settings. Check the program’s settings and make sure the option is enabled.
For example, to launch OneDrive at Windows startup, click the Help & Settings icon and open the Settings tab. The option is listed under General.