I would like some assistance starting monerod.exe when starting Windows from boot. Can someone please walk me through this?



Make sure you have the latest binaries from the official website. Download and extract these. Make a shortcut of monerod.exe. If you would like to run the daemon with certain parameters, create a .bat file and then create a shortcut of the .bat file instead. You can create a shortcut of a file by right clicking a file and then clicking Create a shortcut.

Adding the Shortcut to the Startup Folder

Windows has several startup folders. You can either put it in a folder that runs when a certain user logs in, or in a folder that runs for all users.

Specific User

Go to C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, replacing Username with your actual username. Copy the shortcut here.

Alternatively, you can open Run and type shell:startup to get to this folder.

All Users

Go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp. Copy the shortcut here.

Alternatively, you can open Run and type shell:common startup to get to this folder.

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.