Batch File To Start Program In Start up of Computer

31 Mar

Whenever I start my computer it is usually so in the beginning I have to start the same program, which in my case is FrontPage. I update my webpage everyday so I decided to get rid of this thing so I created a batch file to start this program automatically at start up so it is always ready for me to useand no need to run it manually.


Batch File to Start Desired Programs on Start up of Computer

  1. First of all open notepad. It is located at Start Menu >> All Programs >> Accessories >> Notepad (Windows XP)
  2. Then type start frontpg.exe
  3. Now click on save as and save this file with .bat filename extension. I have called mine startup.bat
  4. Now you can double click on it on the desktop to test if it opens FrontPage.
  5. Now Right click on the Start Menu.
  6. Now open the Programs folder, then The Startup Folder.
  7. Paste your file in the Startup folder.
  8. Now whenever you start your computer, your program will automatically start for you. You do not even have to click on the batch file to start your program.

You can start any exe file with this simple little batch file. An exe file is an executable file that usually starts a program. Here are some variations of the simple batch file.

  • start /min frontpg.exe
  • start /min iexplorer.exe
  • start /min notepad.exe
  • start /min iexplorer.exe
  • start /min msimn.exe


  • /min = When the program opens it is minimized in the task bar
  • /max = When the program opens it will be maximized and open on your screen Also writing nothing does the same thing.
  • winword.exe Microsoft words .exe filename.
  • msimn.exe Opens Outlook Express.
  • Leave your batch file on your desktop You can just press on it yourself to start all your programs. It starts them so quick!!!   I would rather do it this way. It is even quicker than pressing on the icon on the desktop…Don’t ask me why.
  • You can also drop a shortcut to a program into the startup folder and it should do the same thing.. Give it a try
  • start /min  This will take you to a network computer. You need to replace the IP address with the address of the computer you want to connect to. You can also put a server name or computer name as long as it is on the network.

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