Create Batch Files to automate routine computer tasks with AutoStarter X3

I usually follow the same routine when I get up in the morning and start my computer. I open the browser, launch Gmail, check updates from my friends on social networks and check the contents of this website that I work for. I also open programs and folders such as Word and others I use most for my work. Bored by the routine task of doing all this every day, I was hunting for an application or a program that could simply automate the list of my tasks during the launch of Windows. Luckily, I found one – AutoStarter X3.

AutoStarter X3 is an application that saves both, time and efforts. You can create some sort of  to-do list and allow the program to launch it for you. AutoStarter creates what is known as custom batch files, quickly and easily. Batch files are text files that contain a list of commands for your computer to perform certain operations. Once created, you can double-click the commands to be instantly carried out and executed during the Windows boot-up process.

The potential benefits of creating a batch file is that you can give a command to your operating system during the start-up and have it all set up for you without doing a thing. Say, you want your browser to be opened with a certain list of Web pages then, you could have it right there for you.

Using AutoStarter X3

Download the program. Double-click on the file to launch it. You will see a window like the one shown in the screen-shot below.

AutoStarter

Then, choose the action you would like the batch file to perform. Click ‘Add’ for this purpose. The app will let you know what information it needs next to create the batch file.

AutoStarter add

At any time during the day, you can click ‘Test’ to check if what you are trying is working out or not. If it works as intended, simply click on ‘Batch’ and save the ‘bat’ file to your system.

AutoStart Test

Now proceed further and double-click the just created bat file. If it works, great. If not, re-open in Autostarter X3 and edit it.

AutoStart Parameters

If you are running Windows, making batch files startup immediately during the Windows startup becomes somewhat difficult. You have to login as administrator else, the program won’t work correctly!

Assuming you are running the bat file as an administrator, right-click on the bat file and choose ‘Properties’.

Next, choose ‘Security’ and check all the permissions boxes for the administrator.

AutoStarterpermissions

Now, you will be required to place the file inside the Windows start-up folder. In Windows 8, you can find it at this location.

C:\Users\User Profile folder name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Finally, replace ‘User Profile folder name’ with your Windows username. Drag and drop the batch file in that folder and restart your computer.

That’s it!

Download AutoStarterX3 from here.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.