How to Run Windows 10 Store Apps at Startup

Ben Stegner 28-02-2018

There’s a great value in having your PC open your favorite programs as soon as you log in. It can make your computer feel faster Speed Up Windows With 10 Tricks and Hacks Looking to speed up your computer without spending a lot of time? Here are 10 tweaks to make Windows faster that take 10 minutes or less. Read More , saving you from having to click on a half-dozen icons. You probably know how to set normal desktop programs to run at startup, but what about Windows 10 Store apps?


Thankfully, it’s easy to set up Store apps to run as soon as you log in. Here’s how to do so.

How to Run Windows 10 Store Apps at Startup Store Apps Run Startup Windows

How to Run Windows 10 Store Apps at Startup

  1. Open a File Explorer window by clicking on the folder icon on your Taskbar.
  2. Click inside the address bar, and enter shell:appsfolder. This will open a list of all apps installed on your computer.
  3. Open a second File Explorer window by holding Shift and clicking the folder icon again.
  4. Enter shell:startup into the second File Explorer pane. This opens a folder containing a list of programs that Windows will run at startup These Programs Slow Down Your Windows 10 Boot Is Windows 10 booting slower than it used to? Sluggish programs launching on startup might be the culprit. We'll show you how to trim down your boot list. Read More .
  5. Now, simply drag and drop icons from the apps folder to the startup folder. This will create a shortcut link and Windows will automatically open them at launch.
  6. Restart your PC and you’ll see the apps open as soon as you log in.

This method is a bit clunky, because the shell:appsfolder list doesn’t just contain Store apps. It includes program uninstallers and Store apps have nearly invisible icons.

To make this easier, the next major update to Windows 10 will have a new Startup Apps tab on the Apps category in Settings. For now, though, this is the best way to do it.

Don’t forget that having too many startup programs Remove Windows Startup Items to Fix Your Slow Computer for Free Programs launching at boot can affect both the Windows startup speed and your computer's overall performance. Fix your slow computer by removing applications from auto-start. We show you how to catch them all. Read More can slow down your computer’s boot time, so use this sparingly.


Related topics: Microsoft Store, Windows Startup, Windows Store.

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  1. yefri
    June 10, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Thank you so much!!!

    Have been looking for this for a while!

  2. Mohamed
    October 22, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    thank you for the great tip!!