I'm trying to replicate Win+R and then typing shell:startup as a Batch script.


Just putting this in a batch script doesn't work.

How can I perform shell:startup in a batch script?

  • explorer shell:startup – JosefZ Aug 5 '15 at 20:04

Use either

explorer shell:startup


start "" shell:startup

As usual, if the friendly name of a particular Windows Shell Command contains a blank space, enclose it in double quotes, e.g. as follows:

start "" "shell:common startup"


explorer "shell:common startup"
  • explorer shell:startup works like a charm. And thanks for the explanation :) +1 – bytecode77 Aug 5 '15 at 20:41

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