How to Launch Multiple Apps at Once on Windows 11/10?

When your PC starts up, it will be busy opening all the necessary applications. You may need Chrome, Paint, Calculator, Outlook, etc., to open every day, and it isn’t easy to find and double-click these applications to launch them every day. In this risewindows article, we will show you how to launch multiple apps at once on Windows 11/10.

A batch file is a file that contains a set of commands that the command line interpreter (CLI) will execute in sequential order. So if you want to open multiple apps at once, you need to write commands to launch these apps and put them in a batch file. So when you double-click on this batch file, it will run and launch all the required applications at once. It is straightforward, although it may seem complicated.

How to Launch Multiple Apps at once on Windows 11/10?

Firstly, you’ll need to collect the paths of the apps you want to open on your PC. Then you will create a batch file.

Step 1. Here, click the Start button at the taskbar and locate the app you want to add to the script. Then, right-click your app and select Open file location from the menu.

Step 2. Now, in File Explorer, you will see the app highlighted. Right-click the app’s icon, and from the menu that opens, select Properties.

Step 3. Then, when the “Properties” window opens, click the Target field and the press Ctrl + A from the keyboard to select all. Then press Ctrl + C to copy the value of this field.

Step 4. After that, open any text editor like Notepad, Wordpad, or MS Word. Then use Ctrl + V keyboard shortcut to paste the copied data.

Repeat the above steps and collect the path of all the programs you want to add to the batch file.

Step 5. Next, open a Notepad file when you note down all your favorite app’s paths.

For that, press Windows + R keys from the keyboard. In the Run box, type “notepad” and then hit Enter from the keyboard.


Step 5. So, when Notepad opens, copy the following code in the notepad file using Ctrl + C (To copy) and Ctrl + V (To paste):-

@echo off

cd "PATH"
start APP

Step 6. Now, in the above code that you pasted in Notepad, replace “PATH” with the “path” to your app and “APP” with the executable file name of your app.

For instance, if Edge executable path is:-

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe"

Then, to use it, you will replace “PATH” in the code with the following:-

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\"

Next, replace the APP with the following:-


Here, you need to repeat the steps for all your other apps. If you choose Edge and Chrome to open at once, your code should look like the following:-

@echo off

cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\"
start msedge.exe

cd "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\"
start chrome.exe

At the end of your code, type the following to close Command Prompt:-


Lastly, your code should look like this:-

@echo off

cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\"
start msedge.exe

cd "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\"
start chrome.exe


Step 7. Once it is complete, in the Notepad’s menu bar, click File > Save As.

Step 8. After completing the above steps, File Explorer will open. Select All Files from the drop-down menu of “Save as type.” Name the file and then after the file name type .bat. Then click the Save button.

So, you should now see a batch file on the specified location.

Double-clicking on the created batch file will open all your favorite programs. If you want to add or remove the applications from the batch file, right-click on the file and select the “Edit” option. Add or remove relevant lines from programs. When it is complete editing, save the file by clicking the Ctrl + S buttons.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be helpful to you.

Good luck & keep reading, friends.

Also read: How to Update Apps using Winget on Windows 11 or 10?

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