Start Media Player at startup and play songs in one directory only.

I have Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows Media Player Ver 12.0. I want Media Player to start-up and play a certain group songs in one directory only . How can this be done? And be able to turn it off easily.

Several steps but each one is simply done provided that your employer [who provided your Windows 7 Enterprise Edition] has not put in any Group policies that inhibit the task.


1  Open WMP

2  Create a playlist containing the songs you want to play

3  Go to the Playlists folder - by default this will be in C:\Users\YourUserName\Music\Playlists

4  Right-click on the relevant Playlist, select Create shortcut [then rename the shortcut if you wish to]

5  Ctrl-x to cut the shortcut

6  Click on the Start button then right-click on the words All programs at the bottom then select Open

7  Navigate down through Programs to your Startup folder at

    C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

8 Ctrl-v to paste the shortcut there


Note that you will be able to amend the Playlist as much as you want as long as you do not alter its name.


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Dell Inspirons 7779, 1545, 9300; Windows 10 Home x64 & Pro x86; Office Pro 2007; HP DJ2540; HTC UPlay [Android 6.0], MyPhoneExplorer

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Last updated November 12, 2020 Views 4,245 Applies to: