Launch Multiple Apps At Once On Windows 10

Summary: Usually, office workers need the same software every day. If you don’t put them on your desktop, you have to open all programs one by one from the start menu, desktop or from the taskbar. Do you want to save time by launching programs within seconds from one place? In this article, we will teach you the method to launch multiple apps at once on Windows 10.

Batch files are the computer handyman’s way of getting things done. They can automate everyday tasks, shorten the required time to do something, and translate a complex process into something anyone could operate. So you can make a batch file to make multiple apps launch at once. This file will contain paths to your apps. When you double-click and run this batch file, it will launch all your apps one by one.

Besides, you can set a shortcut key to the batch file to quickly launch it.

Create a Batch File on Windows

  1. Open the start menu and right-click the desired program and then click on Open file file location
  2. That will open the File Explorer window right into the program location. Right-click the program and then click Properties.
  3. From the Shortcut tab, copy the location of Target.shortcut-target
  4. Then open the Notepad editor and write the app path and name in the following format.
  5. Repeat the same process with the other programs you want to open at once.bat file.
  6. Once you have added the paths of all programs, save the Notepad file as a .bat extension.
  7. Now you can double-click the batch file you just created to launch the specified programs at once.

Create a Shortcut with the Batch File

  1. Right-click on the white space of your desktop and select New > Shortcut from the context menu.
  2. Click the Browse button and find the newly created batch file in the Type the location of the item field and click on the Next button below.batch file shortcut
  3. Give the shortcut a name and hit the Finish button.
  4. Now, double-click the new shortcut, and your computer will open all the programs whose shortcuts are in the batch file.


After learning the method to create a batch file to open multiple apps at once, you will save a lot of time. For more practical skills in Windows system operation, click on our other articles:

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