How to Launch Multiple Apps At Once on Windows

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on July 4, 2024 by Larious

When we first login to our Windows PC, we open several programs at once. What if I told you that you can open all your most used applications with just a double click?

To launch multiple apps at once, we first need to create a batch file. The batch file will contain the path of the apps that you want to open. Follow some of the simple steps shared below.

Launch Multiple Apps At Once on Windows

This batch file allows you to launch as many apps as you want. However, please note that this script may not work on every build of Windows 10/11.

1. First of all, search for the application that you want to include in the batch file. Right-click on the app and select Open File Location.

Open File LocationOpen File Location

2. This will open the folder where the program has been installed. Right-click on the shortcut and select Properties.


3. On the properties, copy the Target field. Press CTRL+C to copy the value of this field.

copy the Target fieldcopy the Target field

4. Now open a notepad file on your system and paste the code given below.

@echo off

cd "PATH"
start FILE


Important: You need to replace PATH with the path to your app. Next, you need to replace FILE with the executable file name.

5. The complete command would look like this

@echo off

cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skillbrains\lightshot\Lightshot.exe"
start Lightshot.exe


echo off lightshotecho off lightshot

6. You can add more programs to the batch file. You need to use the same code for all your other apps. For example, I want to launch Lightshot and Avidemux at once. So, the code would look like

@echo off

cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skillbrains\lightshot\Lightshot.exe"
start Lightshot.exe

cd "C:\Program Files\Avidemux 2.7 VC++ 64bits\avidemux.exe"
start avidemux.exe


echo off program nameecho off program name

7. Now click on the File menu on your Notepad and select the Save As button.

Save As buttonSave As button

8. Now, you need to give the batch file a name. You can name the batch file anything; make sure to add the ‘.bat’ at the end of the file. For example, Applaunch.bat


Now, whenever you wish to launch your favorite apps, double click on the .bat file.

lick on the .bat filelick on the .bat file

This guide explains how to launch multiple apps at once on Windows. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends. If you have any doubts, let us know in the comment box below.


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