Autostart at login?

Forums Desktop Info Autostart at login?

This topic contains 7 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Glenn Glenn 1 month, 4 weeks ago.

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  • #861 Reply

    Brad Arnold

    Is there an easy way to get DesktopInfo to start on login?

    Right now I’m using ProgramData\’blahblah’\Startup\DesktopInfo.lnk
    That gets the job done, but I’d prefer a more elegant method, if there is one.

  • #863 Reply

    That’s it. There is not a more elegant solution.

  • #866 Reply


    On our standalone Windows setups, when they are being built I run a reg merge file to make a new registry entry under
    to point at the desktopinfo.exe file. Desktop Info then runs at every logon for every user without problem. If you only want it for a certain user I imagine you could run it under the current user’s run path instead of local machine. Hope this helps.

    • #870 Reply

      I would +1 if there was such a thing.

  • #868 Reply

    Brad Arnold

    I was expecting that was the case, but had to ask.
    Thank you for the responses.

    And thanks for the great program Glenn!

  • #885 Reply


    I use this in my install script. It places it in the All users startup for both locations, based on newer or older Windows OSes. You don’t get it twice, in all cases one will work and one will fail.

    copy desktopinfo.lnk “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp\”
    copy desktopinfo.lnk “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup”

    Again, for all users, not an individual user.

  • #986 Reply


    I may be misinformed with current version as I have just downloaded latest and about to test but in the past when using V1.51 I needed to get Task Scheduler to fire it up using “Run with highest privileges” ticked in order to see everything for the process, mem & cpu scanner parts of DeskTopInfo. I don’t think it runs with highest privileges in the startup folder, even if an admin account, not since Windows 7 anyway (and not without the annoying pop warning either).
    You can get task scheduler to run for all users and no pop ups.
    Warning: I had some problems with desktop minimising by itself when I had it checking and re-running DeskTopInfo every hour (just in case it had closed), i.e. only ask it to run up at login once.

  • #996 Reply

    If you create a shortcut in the startup folder with Privilege Level set, it seems to work fine.

    Task Scheduler is a nice approach though.

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