Do you start your work on your Windows 10 PC with same apps? Opening those apps manually might be boring or irritating, isn’t it. If yes, then let Windows 10 do the task of opening your preferred apps automatically on startup. Yes, it is possible! Whenever you will start your Windows 10 PC, Store apps of your choice will open automatically after sign in.
You can add Alarms & Clock, Store, Weather, Mail, Cortana, Twitter, or any other UWP Store app to startup list in Windows 10. After this, signing in to your PC will launch those apps by itself. For doing this, you need to use Applications folder and Startup folder. This guide covers every step to help you do this task with ease. You can also remove any app from startup list anytime.
There are many 3rd party tools that provide option to add them to startup list, but same is not the case with Windows 10 Store apps. So, this guide is gonna help you.
Let’s get started.
Steps To Automatically Launch Selected Store Apps At Startup In Windows 10:
1). Open ‘Run Command‘. You can open it by pressing Win+R hotkey. In Run Command text box, type shell:appsfolder and hit Enter key.
2). This will open Applications folder where you will see all the installed apps and other programs.
3). Again open Run Command and write shell:startup in text box. Press OK button or Enter key.
4). Startup folder will open. This folder contqins the list of shortcuts added by you in startup list. By default, this folder remains empty.
5). Select an app from Applications folder and create a link or shortcut of that app in Startup folder. You can do this by dragging n dropping an app from Applications folder to Startup folder. The screenshot below will help you.
This way you can add Store apps to the startup list.
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Now whenever you will sign out and sign in again or restart your Windows 10 PC, apps will launch automatically.
When you don’t want to launch apps automatically at startup, you can remove their links or shortcuts from Startup folder.
This is how you can add Store apps to Startup list and launch them automatically after sign in to your Windows 10 PC. I personally use 2-3 apps regularly and open them right after accessing my desktop. Now I don’t have to open my preferred apps manually as I have added them to startup list. Windows 10 itself do this task for me and opens selected Store apps at startup.