How to automatically open a website on startup on Windows 11

Learn how to automatically open a website on startup on Windows 11 with this step-by-step tutorial.

Steps

1. Open your web browser (e.g., Chrome, Edge, or Firefox).

2. Go to the website or webpage you want to open automatically when your PC starts.

3. Once the website or page is open, right-click on the Windows start menu button and then click Run.

Open Run window

A “Run” window will open.

You can also press the Windows Windows key + R keys on your keyboard simultaneously to open a “Run” window.

4. Type shell:startup in the “Run” window.

5. Click on the OK button or press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Open Startup folder

This command opens the “Startup” folder.

You can find the “Startup” folder in the following location in Windows Explorer:

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

6. Make sure the Windows Explorer window and web browser window are both visible.

7. Drag the URL (Internet address) of the website or web page to the “Startup” folder. To drag a URL, left-click the browser lock (padlock) icon Browser padlock icon next to the URL (web address), hold down the left mouse button, drag the URL to the “Startup” folder, and then release the left mouse button.

Drag URL to Startup folder

The website or web page will automatically start up with your computer the next time.