How to Start Logging Data when you Switch on the Computer

You can automatically start Logger, and the other Windmill programs, whenever you switch on your computer.

  1. On the Windows Start menu, right-click the Windmill Logger icon and choose Properties.
  2. The target box shows where Logger is located. At the end of this line add your Logger setup file (*.wlg) followed by /auto, as shown in the picture below. This means that whenever Logger is loaded it will automatically start logging data.

    Automating data logging

  3. Now tell Windows to run Logger on start-up. Open the Windows Start menu, find Windmill and from there right click the Logger icon. Select More then Open File Location.
  4. Now open the Windows Startup menu. On the keyboard press the Windows logo key + R, type shell:startup, then select OK. This will open your Startup folder.
  5. Copy and paste the Logger shortcut to the Startup folder.
  6. Logger will now start collecting data as soon as Windows loads. Data will be appended to the end of the file you specified in the Logger setup file (*.wlg). If you wish to save data to a series of files, see the notes in issue 20 of Monitor.

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