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How to make Microsoft To-Do automatically start when logging into Windows

Unfortunately there is no setting inside the Microsoft To-Do app to automatically start when logging in to your Windows computer. Here is our quick guide to get it working.

If you need help with the instructions below, contact our Service Desk for support.

  1. Open the Start Menu in Windows 10.
  2. With your keyboard, type in ‘Run’. Open the Run application.
  3. In the Run application, type ‘shell:startup’ > click ‘Ok’.
  4. A Windows Explorer folder will open. This folder contains shortcuts of applications that automatically open when you login to Windows. The address should be:
    C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  5. Again, open the Run app by: clicking the Start menu button > type ‘Run’ > open the Run app.
  6. In the Run application, type ‘shell:appsfolder’ > click ‘Ok’.
  7. Another Windows Explorer folder will open. This folder contains shortcuts to all the apps installed on your computer.
  8. With the two folders open, find the Microsoft To-Do shortcut icon in the Applications folder > select the Microsoft To-Do icon and drag it to the Start-up folder.
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  9. Microsoft To-Do will now automatically open whenever you login to Windows.
    To turn this off, simply go back to the Startup folder and delete the Microsoft To-Do shortcut.
Updated on August 23, 2018

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