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Thread: How do a make a document auto startup in XP ?

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    I have a file on a friends machine that I would like to open when he turns his computer on. It is an Excel spreadsheet - he has XP.

    Is there a way I can put the file into the Startup group so that it will open when he boots up ?

    Thanks

    Regards
    Digby

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    fkdup74's Avatar Pneuberator.
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    and what exactly would be motivation for such a prank?
    unless i am mistaken...excel files can be loaded with some nasty macros...

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    Vargas's Avatar gone fishin'
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    copy a shortcut to his startup folder
    C:\Documents and Settings\<UserName>\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

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    Thanks Vargas.

    And FKUDUP74 it is not a prank as my friends computer is nto connected to the net, its just that he is not computer literate and wants to access this file only.

    Regards

    Digby

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    Couldnt u make it available on the desktop clearly where he could see it?

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    Snee's Avatar Error xɐʇuʎs BT Rep: +1
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    Maybe you could just stick it in his autostart folder in the start menu.
    Last edited by Snee; 03-23-2005 at 12:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digmen1
    Thanks Vargas.

    And FKUDUP74 it is not a prank as my friends computer is nto connected to the net, its just that he is not computer literate and wants to access this file only.

    Regards

    Digby
    You could make the document his wallpaper.
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