If you ever wished to launch all your work application with a single click when you start up Windows, then Lacuna Launcher is the free program you are looking for. Lacuna Launcher will allow you to set a group of files to be opened with a single shortcut by creating a text file with the paths to all the files you wish to open. This list can include applications (.exe), shortcuts (.lnk), Internet shortcuts (.url), images, music, movies, anything that is a file on your system that you wish to open.
The utility does not require any installation. It includes a list.txt file where the list of applications to be launched are written. You have to give the complete path of the file to be launched one application per line. When you want to open the applications, double click the file named II.exe included in the zip file.
The applications or files are launched in the order in which they are listed in the list file. You can set up multiple lists for various tasks, and place shortcuts on your desktop or Quicklaunch or use it from the Run Dialog.
The command line parameters gives you more control over timing of the launches with an initial delay and a pause between each one, and the ability to create multiple lists.
Lacuna Launcher is a useful utility to launch multiple programs with a single shortcut.