Previous Open Folder Windows - Restore at Logon

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How to Restore Previous Opened Folder Windows at Logon in Vista
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This will show you how to turn on or off the setting to automatically open the folders that you have open when you log off, restart, or shut down Vista last for whenever you start Vista and logon to your user account next.
How to Restore Previous Opened Folder Windows at Logon in Vista

information   Information
This will show you how to turn on or off the setting to automatically open the folders that you have open when you log off, restart, or shut down Vista last for whenever you start Vista and logon to your user account next. This is turned off by default in Vista.
Tip   Tip
You can use this setting to help you preserve your work from session to session.




OPTION ONE
Through Folder Options

2. To Turn On Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon
A) Check the Restore previous folder windows at logon box. (See screenshot below step 4)​
B) Go to step 4.​

3. To Turn Off Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon
A) Uncheck the Restore previous folder windows at logon box. (See screenshot below step 4)​

4. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
Folder_Options.jpg





OPTION TWO
Using a Reg File Download

1. To Turn On Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Restore_Open_Folders_Logon.reg
download

B) Go to step 3.​

2. To Turn Off Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
No_Restore_Open_Folders_Logon.reg
download

3. Save the .reg file to the Desktop.​
4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.​
5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.​
6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​




OPTION THREE
Manually in Registry Editor

1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.​
3. If prompted by UAC, click on Continue.​
4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)​
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
Registry.jpg

5. In the right pane, right click on PersistBrowsers, and click on Modify. (See screenshot above)​
6. To Turn On Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon
A) Type in 1. (See screenshot below step 8)​
B) Go to step 8.​

7. To Turn Off Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon
A) Type in 0 (number zero). (See screenshot below step 8)​

8. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
Modify.jpg

9. Close regedit.​
That's it,
Shawn


 
Last edited:
Shawn Brink

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