Auto Start in Win10

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Auto Start in Win10

Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:53 am

Just updated to the latest Windows 10....the problem I am having is no matter what I do I can't get the program (mail washer) to auto start at boot up.....any ideas ? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Auto Start in Win10

Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:43 am

First from MailWasher check under Settings >> General >> Application >> check 'Launch when Windows starts up' is selected.

Then from Windows 10 search, type Startup and look for Startup Apps, is MailWasher on the list and set to ON ?
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Re: Auto Start in Win10

Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:59 pm

The answer is yes on all counts.
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Re: Auto Start in Win10

Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:28 am

How odd.

If you also right click on your Taskbar and select task Manager >> under the Startup tab, I take it MailWasher is there and also flagged Enabled ?
Is there just that one MailWasher entry in the list ?
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Re: Auto Start in Win10

Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:30 am

For some reason the where 2 instances of it in the start up list, so I uninstalled it and both instances where removed, reinstalled it, still doesn't auto start and the 2 instances are back ?
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Re: Auto Start in Win10

Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:35 am

I don't know if this helps, but I checked the registry and the firetrust and mailwasher fields the value was not set..???
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Re: Auto Start in Win10

Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:54 am

I wonder if you have another program blocking the startup.

A quick fix might be to right click on your MailWasher desktop shortcut, select Copy, then go into
C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

And paste a copy of the shortcut into there.
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Re: Auto Start in Win10

Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:52 am

It's no go...man I have tried everything, I've never had so many problems before, Oh, wait a minute, that is before I updated to Win10 !!! :(
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Re: Auto Start in Win10

Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:10 am

Do you have any extra security software installed, for AntiVirus etc.. ?
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Re: Auto Start in Win10

Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:40 am

I have Malwarebytes and ESet NOD32, I turned off MB and added every exclusion to be found in NOD32 for the Mailwasher .exe...still a no go.
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Re: Auto Start in Win10

Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:00 am

OK, neither of those programs have startup management features that I know of.

It could be possible that MailWasher is starting, but somehow hidden. Check under Settings >> General >> Application >> make sure Start MailWasher Minimised is not checked. Also make a note of the Restore hotkey, it should be CTRL + SHIFT + M

Restart the machine, assuming MailWasher does not appear to start from the minimised option, then press the hotkey combination noted earlier, see if MailWasher then appears.

If not, try a .NET Repair, this takes roughly 10 minutes.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/downloa ... x?id=30135
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Re: Auto Start in Win10

Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:49 am

Tried it all....still a no go..:(
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Re: Auto Start in Win10

Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:07 pm

OK, back in
C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Right click the shortcut and select Properties >> under Compatibility check the option to Run As Administrator >> OK.

Also I assume trying to start MailWasher by running from this shortcut works all OK, just the startup failing.

If you are familiar with the Registry Editor, if you navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Then on the right, what is the startup folder listed, I would expect it to be
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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Re: Auto Start in Win10

Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:47 am

rusticdog wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:07 pm
OK, back in
C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Right click the shortcut and select Properties >> under Compatibility check the option to Run As Administrator >> OK.

Also I assume trying to start MailWasher by running from this shortcut works all OK, just the startup failing.

If you are familiar with the Registry Editor, if you navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Then on the right, what is the startup folder listed, I would expect it to be
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
In the AppData folder, the run as Admin option is blanked out, can't check it.
In the Reg...I'm ablt to drill to the entry "Startup", but there is no mention of Mailwasher though.
Oh, and yes, I'm able to manually start the program and it works fine.
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Re: Auto Start in Win10

Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:50 am

OK, try instead going into the MailWasher program folder, which will be something like
C:\Program Files (x86)\Firetrust\MailWasher

Right click on the MailWasherPro.exe select Properties >> under Compatibility check the option to Run As Administrator >> OK.

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