Office Accelerator® Support

How to Manually Add the CIT Tool Bar to Windows 8 Startup

To force the Accelerator CIT tool bar to open automatically upon startup in Windows 8, follow the directions below.

  1. Log in to Windows 8 and from the start screen begin typing 'file explorer'.  Click the |File Explorer| icon when it appears.  Windows 8 File Explorer
  2. Using 'File Explorer', navigate to 'C:\Program Files\Baseline Data Systems\Office Accelerator'; Right click on the file entitled 'cst.exe' and select 'Create Shortcut' from the menu. 
  3. When prompted, select |YES| to create the shortcut on your desktop. Create Shortcut
  4. From the Windows 8 Start Screen, click the 'Desktop' tile to go to the windows 8 desktop. Locate the cst.exe shortcut file, right click on it and select |Copy|.   Create Shortcut
  5. Using 'file explorer' (see step - 1 above), enter %appdata% and press |Enter|, this will bring you to the |Roaming| directory. Click |Microsoft|Windows|Start Menu|Programs|Startup| to navigate to the startup directory. Right click within the startup directory and select 'Paste', to paste the cst.exe shortcut file. The Accelerator tool bar will now open upon windows startup. AppData Directory