Displaying WampServer 2 Tray Icon in Windows 8 on Boot

Written by Mfawa Alfred Onen on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Windows Operating System

Last year I blogged about how to display the WAMP Server 2 tray icon in windows 7 found here and it worked as expected until Windows 8 came around and changed the underlying structure like no more start button (peal) and everything has been designed for tablets and PCs. You will have to locate the “startup” folder in Windows 8 which is located in C:\Users\<User Account Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup or you can simply press “Win + R” and type “%AppData%” to bring up the Roaming profile for your user account. When using the second option, you will have to navigate to Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. Now follow the steps like stated in the previous blog post (Windows 7) to create the .bat file. I.E

Create a new file, call it “wamp.bat” (You can name it anything you want as long as you include the .bat) and put the following without the quotes (“start C:\wamp\wampmanager.exe“).

As usual, hope this helps those of you who like me will prefer to control WAMP using the tray icon. Let us have your comments and suggestions below. Cheers!

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Mfawa Alfred Onen

I am a System Administrator and I work at Bingham University.