How to open Windows Store apps on startup in Windows 10

This post will show you how to automatically launch or open UWP or Windows Store apps on every startup or boot in Windows 10. Most of us know how to make Programs run on startup – but not many may know how to make Windows 10 launch Windows Store apps on startup.

Open Windows Store apps on startup

Open Windows Store apps on startup

The process is quite simple. First, open File Explorer and paste the following in the address bar and hit Enter to open the Applications folder:

shell:appsfolder

Next, open another instance of File Explorer. To do this, right-click on the Taskbar Explorer icon and select File Explorer. In this instance of Explorer, open the following Startup folder location:

shell:startup

Resize and place the folders side by side.

Now all you need to do is drag-and-drop the icon of the Windows Store app that you want to start at every startup from the Applications folder to the Startup folder.

When you do this, Windows 10 will create a shortcut or link to the app.

Once you have done this, close the folders, restart your computer and see.

The Windows Store app should launch automatically on startup.

PS: Currently Windows 10 v1709 does not have any setting that allows you to do this easily. But the next major update to Windows 10 will make this easy. Under Windows Settings > Apps > Startup > Startup Apps, you will be able to add or remove the apps with the flip of a switch.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.