How to make Programs open at Startup



dnamertz
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
How do I get a program to start automatically when I turn on my computer? Is
there a certain folder I need to place the executable file in so it opens
upon startup?

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Create a shortcut to the program that you want to automatically run in the above folder. If you want it to run for every user, put the shortcut in:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

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"dnamertz" <dnamertz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D7AB8ED0-D8EC-4A5F-A3B5-C6CD65E135F0@microsoft.com...
> How do I get a program to start automatically when I turn on my computer? Is
> there a certain folder I need to place the executable file in so it opens
> upon startup?

Jack
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
There is a folder, there is a registry key and there's starup script --
depending on which you choose to use. If you want startup for just a certain
user then put it in his/her home 'Startup' folder which can be found in
'\Documents and Settings\<username>\Start Menu\Startup' as far as I recall.
For all users replace <username> with 'All Users'. For stratup through
registry just add an entry (similar to the ones you'll see) in
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and maybe elsewhere in the
registry (up to you to look around). That last way to do it is to write a
batch file or a script of some sort and set it as the startup script for the
targeted user(s) or group(s) through MMC's User/Group Management snap-in.

Mark Dormer
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
Place a shortcut to the executable file in the startup folder

You can drag it to Start Menu--Programs--Startup
or
Place it in c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
using explorer.

If you want it to start for only a single user then instead of All Users put
it under the username.
c:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs\Startup


Regards
MarkDormer


"dnamertz" <dnamertz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D7AB8ED0-D8EC-4A5F-A3B5-C6CD65E135F0@microsoft.com...
> How do I get a program to start automatically when I turn on my computer?
> Is
> there a certain folder I need to place the executable file in so it opens
> upon startup?

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
dnamertz wrote:

> How do I get a program to start automatically when I turn on my computer? Is
> there a certain folder I need to place the executable file in so it opens
> upon startup?

In addition to the other posts check the options for the program to see
if there is one to have it run at startup.

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


How to make Programs open at Startup