Windows has an autostart folder per user - every file that is in this folder will be started when the user logs in. To open the folder, press “Windows-Key + R”, and then enter:
The explorer will open, with the autostart folder opened.
Now, an easy way to add a program to this folder is:
- Create a shortcut by right-clicking on the file and choosing “Send to → Desktop (create Shortcut)”
- Then moving the shortcut to the autostart folder
That’s it - now the file fill opened/started on the user’s login.
Extra: There exists a similar autostart folder that applies to all users - i.e. the files in this folder will be opened on log in for every user, not for just one specific user. You can access it with
Learned this via the IONOS Digital Guide
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