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Best way to autorun a program at startup...

by jaysee / December 3, 2003 2:48 PM PST

I've got an utility that I always run (from the desktop) right after each boot-up. I tried using WinME's scheduler to automate this, but for some reason the app runs differently when started that way (i.e., I don't get a needed icon in the System Tray). Is there some simple way (or third-party app) that will perform the equivalent of a double-click on a desktop icon after each boot?


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The App is with the OS....
by Papa Echo / December 3, 2003 4:06 PM PST

..just copy the shortcut of the Program/App and drop it into the Windows>Start Menu>Programs>Start Up Folder. You will get the program icon at the system tray, indicating that the program is indeed running. To remove, go back to that folder and delete. Note that only the shortcut is involved.

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Re:The App is with the OS....
by jaysee / December 6, 2003 12:23 PM PST


Your suggestion did exactly what I was looking for...Thanks for the help!


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Glad it helped...
by Papa Echo / December 6, 2003 4:01 PM PST

....Son, Happy

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by HelpMePleaZe / November 18, 2012 5:18 PM PST

Where is this location : "just copy the shortcut of the Program/App and drop it into the Windows>Start Menu>Programs>Start Up Folder ". I don't understand is it in My Computer -> Local Disk C -> Windows folder ( i cant find any Start Menu/Programs/Start Up folder ) or in : Start ( bottom left of desktop ) ->All programs -> Start Menu/Programs/Start Up folder ( cant find this location in here either ) ?!

Please respond kindly,

Thanks in advance!!!

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