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How to Add Items to the Windows 10 Startup Folder

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In Windows 10, the Startup folder houses shortcuts to programs that need to start when Windows boots. Once you know the location of the folder, you can easily add a shortcut pointing to the executable file for any program on your computer.   

1. In the File Explorer, paste the path.

C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\startup.
Note: replace {username} with the username for your computer.

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2. Right-click in the blank space to open the context menu.

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3. Click New, to create a new shortcut.

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4. Click Shortcut.

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5. In the Create Shortcut dialogue box click Browse to find the file.

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6. Select the executable file.

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7. Click OK.

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8. Click Next.

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9. Name the shortcut so that you know what it is for.

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10. Click Finish.

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