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Startup Folder in Windows 10: Five Questions and Answers | System Tools

The Windows 10 Startup folder contains all programs that the PC runs automatically when turned on. They can be selected according to factory settings, but users can also configure which applications they want to open when starting Windows.

The Startup folder helps save time opening programs and can also speed up system startup on older machines. Here's how to find the folder on your computer and how to set applications to open automatically when you turn on your PC.

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The Windows 10 Startup Folder Allows You to Set Up Programs to Start with Your PC Photo: Divulgao / MicrosoftThe Windows 10 Startup Folder Allows You to Set Up Programs to Start with Your PC Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

The Windows 10 Startup Folder Allows You to Set Up Programs to Start with Your PC Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

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1. What is the function of the Startup folder?

The Windows Startup folder contains all programs that run automatically when you start your computer. The function allows users to save time opening applications. It is recommended to add antivirus and backup applications folder to provide greater security to the PC. Another useful option is to remove unused programs from the startup process from the folder to make Windows faster on startup.

2. Where is the start folder?

Step 1. To open the start folder, go to your computer's Search Bar;

In the search bar you can find any tool on your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraIn the search bar you can find any tool on your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

In the search bar you can find any tool on your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 2. In the Search Bar, type "Run" and select the corresponding option. The Run menu can also be opened by pressing the keyboard shortcut "Windows + R";

Search for the Run Menu, responsible for performing computer tasks. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraSearch for the Run Menu, responsible for performing computer tasks. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Search for the Run Menu, responsible for performing computer tasks. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 3. After opening the Run menu, type the command% AppData% Microsoft Windows Start Menu Programs Startup (without quotation marks). Then click on "Ok";

Through this code you can open the computer's Start folder Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraThrough this code you can open the computer's Start folder Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Through this code you can open the computer's Start folder Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 4. After the command is entered, the Startup folder will open automatically. Through it you will be able to add programs that should be started together with Windows.

In the Startup folder you can add or remove programs to start with Windows Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraIn the Startup folder you can add or remove programs to start with Windows Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

In the Startup folder you can add or remove programs to start with Windows Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

3. How to see applications that start with Windows?

Step 1. To find out which programs start with Windows, go to your computer's Taskbar;

The taskbar the bar that appears at the bottom of the Photo screen: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraThe taskbar the bar that appears at the bottom of the Photo screen: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

The taskbar the bar that appears at the bottom of the Photo screen: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 2. Right-click on any empty part of the Taskbar. After opening it, select the "Task Manager" option;

Manage and modify programs open on your computer through Task Manager Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraManage and modify programs open on your computer through Task Manager Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Manage and modify programs open on your computer through Task Manager Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 3. If your Task Manager opens in a minimized way, select the "More Details" option in the lower left corner of the window;

Task Manager can be viewed compactly or in detail Photo: Reproduo / Gabrielle FerreiraTask Manager can be viewed compactly or in detail Photo: Reproduo / Gabrielle Ferreira

Task Manager can be viewed compactly or in detail Photo: Reproduo / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 4. Then go to the "Startup" tab at the top of the screen. A list of all programs that have already been configured to start with Windows will be displayed. Those marked as "Enabled" currently run when starting the PC.

Through the Startup tab you can see which programs start automatically with your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraThrough the Startup tab you can see which programs start automatically with your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Through the Startup tab you can see which programs start automatically with your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

4. How to start a program together with Windows?

Step 1. First, open the Startup folder by following the steps in the previous list item. Then search for the program you want to add folder to and right click on its icon. In the context menu, press the "copy" option, or use the shortcut "Ctrl + C";

In this example we chose Google Chrome to illustrate the walkthrough. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraIn this example we chose Google Chrome to illustrate the walkthrough. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

In this example we chose Google Chrome to illustrate the walkthrough. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 2. After copying the desired program, return to the Startup folder. Right-click to access the menu, and select the "Paste" option (or use the shortcut "Crtl + V");

Paste the desired program into the computer's Start folder Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraPaste the desired program into the computer's Start folder Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Paste the desired program into the computer's Start folder Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 3. The program icon will appear inside the folder. From then on, the software will be automatically run when you start your computer.

The program you choose appears on the list and is able to start with Windows Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraThe program you choose appears on the list and is able to start with Windows Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

The program you choose appears on the list and is able to start with Windows Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

5. How to remove a program that starts together with Windows?

You can remove a program from the Windows boot process from the Startup folder or from the task manager.

Removal via Startup Folder

Open the Startup folder and select the program you want to remove. With the right mouse button, click on it and choose the "Delete" option. From then on, the program will stop starting with Windows.

Delete the program if you want it to stop starting with Windows Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraDelete the program if you want it to stop starting with Windows Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Delete the program if you want it to stop starting with Windows Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Removal through Task Manager

Step 1. On the taskbar, right-click and select the "Task Manager" option from the menu that appears below;

Manage and modify programs open on your computer through Task Manager Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraManage and modify programs open on your computer through Task Manager Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Manage and modify programs open on your computer through Task Manager Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 2. Select the "More Details" option in the lower left corner of the Task Manager window;

Task Manager can be viewed compactly or in detail Photo: Reproduo / Gabrielle FerreiraTask Manager can be viewed compactly or in detail Photo: Reproduo / Gabrielle Ferreira

Task Manager can be viewed compactly or in detail Photo: Reproduo / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 3. Go to the "Startup" tab at the top of the Task Manager screen. A list will appear with all programs that have already been configured to start with Windows;

Through the Startup tab you can see which programs start automatically with your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraThrough the Startup tab you can see which programs start automatically with your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Through the Startup tab you can see which programs start automatically with your computer. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Step 4. Click on the program you want to remove and select the "Disable" option in the lower right corner of the window. This will stop the application from starting with Windows.

Disable a program to stop it from starting automatically. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle FerreiraDisable a program to stop it from starting automatically. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

Disable a program to stop it from starting automatically. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira

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