Autostart a program in Windows 10

Since Windows 10 doesn't have a Startup Folder, how do I make a program auto-run at Startup?

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I suggest you to follow the steps below.
1. Press windows key + r
2. Copy the run command Shell:common startup
3. It will reach C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
4. Creat the shortcut of the program you want to run in startup.
5. Drag and drop.
6. Restart the computer.

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Pavan N

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Hello all. Trying to auto-start a program in Windows 10 Pro. Has something changed, or is this done differently, in Windows 10 Pro. I followed the instructions to a "T" and it does not auto-start my program. 

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Had the same issue. you should try "Shell:startup" instead of the indicated "Shell:common startup". That worked for me and it took me to the right Start folder.

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Hello, you must first create the shortcut in the original file location, and then copy the shortcut in the folder mentionned above " C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup "

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