Snagit (Windows): Snagit Does Not Start with Windows

Problem

Snagit is set to start with Windows, however it does not launch automatically when logging in to Windows.

Solution

Option 1: Set Snagit Preferences

Make sure that the Snagit preferences are set to start Snagit automatically when logging into Windows.

Snagit 13 and Later

  1. Open the main Snagit capture window and select File > Capture Preferences.
  2. Select the option to Run Snagit when Windows starts.

If you receive an error stating Administrator Privilege Required on Snagit 2019, even when running the program as an administrator, please try uninstalling all versions of Snagit, then reinstall Snagit 2019.

Snagit 12

  1. Hover over the Snagit capture window and click on the gear icon next to the red button.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Select the option to Run Snagit when Windows starts.

Option 2: Check Run Permissions

If Snagit is set to Run as an administrator, in most cases this will prevent Snagit from starting automatically.

Snagit 2018 and Later

  1. Press Windows+R on your keyboard to open the Run window.
  2. Browse to the following location on the computer: C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Snagit ##\
  3. Locate Snagit32.exe (with the red icon)
  4. Right-click the icon and choose Properties > Compatibility.
  5. Click Change settings for all users (this button may or may not be there).
  6. Make sure that Run this program as administrator is not selected.
  7. Repeat these steps for files:
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\TechSmith\Snagit ##\SnagPriv.exe
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\TechSmith\Snagit ##\SnagitEditor.exe

Snagit 13, 12

  1. Press Windows+R on your keyboard to open the Run window.
  2. Type the following into the Run window and then click OK: %PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
  3. Right-click the Snagit icon and choose Properties > Compatibility.
  4. Click Change settings for all users (this button may or may not be there).
  5. Make sure that Run this program as administrator is not selected.
  6. Repeat these steps for these files:
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\TechSmith\Snagit ##\Snagit32.exe
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\TechSmith\Snagit ##\SnagPriv.exe
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\TechSmith\Snagit ##\SnagitEditor.exe

Option 3: Check Security Policies on the Computer

  1. Press Windows+R on your keyboard to open the Run window.
  2. Type the following and press OK:  secpol.msc



  3. Browse to Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options
  4. Locate User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode. Set this to Disabled

Option 4: Check Windows 10 Task Manager

  1. Open the Windows 10 Task Manager by pressing Control+Alt+Delete on your keyboard.
  2. Click the Startup tab.
  3. Locate Snagit in the list.
  4. Right-click Snagit in the list and choose Enable.