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How to make Launcher open automatically during windows startup

Dear Gumbleville Users,


Recently one of our members had asked us the same question that you just clicked on, during a chat support session. We thought a help guide for this topic would be useful. You do not need to install any software or tools to achieve this, just some quick and easy manual computer labor. You have two options for this job:


Beware: This guide is only meant for windows based machines. You cannot autorun files on a Mac, and on linux, at least with a user-friendly method.

               *Tried and Tested on Windows 10 only. Might work with lower version of windows as well.


1) Enable startup of GU Launcher on all accounts:

QUICK METHOD:

a. Press the windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.

b. Type or copy paste exactly the following in the box: shell:common startup


c. Press enter or click OK, and windows explorer will launch the startup folder list for all accounts.


Alternatively, you can do this:


Open windows explorer, and locate the following folder: 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

You can copy paste the address from here into your windows explorer address bar instead of manually navigating through the folders.


Proceed to the final step at the bottom now.


2) Enable startup of GU launcher on current or specific account:

QUICK METHOD:

a. Press the windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.

b. Type or copy paste exactly the following in the box: shell:startup


c. Press enter or click OK, and windows explorer will launch the startup folder list for the current account that you are using.


For the same purpose, or to auto start launcher on another specific account, you can alternatively do this:


a. Manually navigate to your C drive, a.k.a main/primary drive in which windows is currently installed.

   in easier words, open Windows File Explorer, click on "computer" in the side pane, and then on to your "C drive".

b. Once you're in your C drive, click on users, and then click on the user you want to make GU launcher auto start.

   Tip: Windows sometimes takes away the last or last two alphabets of your name in the user folder. So if your name is John, the folder might be named "Jo", or "Joh". Strange, but not complicated.

c. Simply Navigate throughout the rest of the folders as shown below.

\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup


Proceed to the final step at the bottom now.


FINAL STEP:

When you have successfully located your startup folder depending on whether you wanted Launcher to startup on all accounts, your own, or another one, now you only have to do one more thing. Simply copy paste the GU launcher file, to the folder you have just located. Make sure it is a "pptm" file. To check, right click on the file and the click on properties.


Using keyboard shortcuts, first select the Launcher PowerPoint file from wherever it is saved, press Control key  + C, open the file explorer window with the startup folder, and press Control key  + V to paste the file there. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the file from its place to the startup folder.



We hope this guide was straightforward enough for you to complete this target! We try to provide you with as many options as possible so that if one way doesn't work, the other does. If you have any more questions or problems, feel free to contact us via chat support for immediate help! 

disclaimer: We are not always available for chat, you can also press on the "contact us" button inside the help center. We will reach back to you via email then. Thank you for reading this article!


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