How to Add Microsoft Store Apps to Windows 10 Startup

In Windows 10, you can install apps from the Microsoft store. Generally, if needed, the apps will have their own options to make them start with Windows 10. For instance, Spotify starts up with Windows 10 and you can configure the relevant option in its settings app. However, some apps won’t have options to make it start with Windows 10. For instance, if you use Windows 10 Calendar, you might want the app to start automatically with Windows 10 so that you can start using it as soon as you log in.

In those situations, you can add the Microsoft store app to the startup folder. This makes it so that you can start store apps with Windows 10.

To add a Microsoft store app to the Windows 10 startup list, we need to create a Microsoft store app shortcut and then copy or move it to the Windows 10 startup folder. The problem is, Windows 10 has no visible way to create app shortcuts. Unless you know how exactly to do, it can be a bit mysterious to create store app shortcuts. The good thing is, it is pretty easy to add a Microsoft store app to the startup folder and make the store app run at Windows 10 startup. Let me show you how.

Run Microsoft Store App at Windows 10 Startup

1. To start off, open the start menu and find the store app you want to start up with Windows 10. Just scroll through the app list in the start menu until you find the app you are looking for. In my case, I want to start the Calendar app when Windows starts.

2. Once you found the store app you want to run at Windows 10 startup, drag and drop it on to the desktop. While dragging to the desktop, you will Link on top the store app shortcut you are dragging.

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3. As soon as you drag and drop, a new store app shortcut will be added to the desktop. As you can see, in my case, the Calendar shortcut is added to the desktop.

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4. Now, all we have to do is copy the newly added shortcut to the Windows 10 startup folder. To do that, press Win + R, type shell:startup and press Enter.

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5. The above action will open the Windows 10 startup folder. Now, drag and drop the newly created store app shortcut into this folder.

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6. This is how it should look like when you are done adding the store app shortcut.

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That is it. You are done with adding the store app to Windows 10 startup list. From now on, that specific store app will run automatically when you start the Windows 10 system. Just to test it out, restart your system and see if the app is launched at the startup or not.

If you ever want to remove the app from the startup, simply go to the startup folder and delete the shortcut. Doing this will prevent the app from starting with Windows 10.

Hope that helps. If you like this article, do check out how to uninstall Microsoft apps and how to uninstall any antivirus software from Windows 10.

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