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Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon

How to Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon
Published by Brink
30 Jul 2009
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How to Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon


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This tutorial will show you how to restore previous opened folder windows at logon from the last time you logged off, restarted, or shut down XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.





OPTION ONE
Turn "Restore previous opened folder windows at logon" On or Off using Folder Options
1. Open Folder Options in XP/Vista/Windows 7 or Windows 8, and do step 2 or 3 below.

2. To Turn On "Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon"
A) Check the Restore previous folder windows at logon box, and click/tap on OK.
3. To Turn Off "Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon"
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Uncheck the Restore previous folder windows at logon box, and click/tap on OK.
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OPTION TWO
Turn "Restore previous opened folder windows at logon" On or Off using REG File
1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. To Turn On "Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon"
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.
Turn_On_Restore_Prvious_Folder_Windows_at_Logon.reg
download
3. To Turn Off "Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon"
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below
Turn_Off_Restore_Prvious_Folder_Windows_at_Logon.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to your Desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) OR Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and then OK.

6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
That's it,
Shawn
30 Jul 2009   #1
anykey

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127
 
 

I know this is frightfully simple "when you know how" but this is one of the best tutorials you have done. Many thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Anykey,

Simple is best I suppose.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Mar 2010   #3
dougfontaine99

Window7
 
 
Error Not Fixed

I can't get Explorer to resume at the folder (directory) that I last had open after switching the computer off, nor will it open the previous viewed window if I restart Explorer after closing it down.

Another problem is that it won't go back to the previous view format that I'd set.

I've done the Tools folder option bit.

I've ensured that the value 1 is entered in the "PersistBrowsers" of the registry.

I've done a DOS command prompt check for OS faults.

Any help will be appreciated.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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21 Mar 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Doug, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you log off or shut down from the Start Menu, and not flip the switch on the computer case to turn off the computer?

This will only reopen Windows Explorer windows that were open when you logged off or Shut down the computer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2014   #5
The Nude Dude

Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

i just tried the reg file and still didn't fix the problem. any other thoughts?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2014   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello The Nude Dude,

Please describe the problem you are having.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2014   #7
The Nude Dude

Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

i have restore previous folders at logon checked and whenever i logoff or restart the folder aren't reopened. i have tried a fix from microsour, the reg file you have and no love. i'm out of ideas myself. hoping you have something you can think of to try. this is a fresh install. just did it on sunday, and the feature was working till yesterday.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2014   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You could see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated when it was working may fix it for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2014   #9
The Nude Dude

Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

i'd rather avoid rolling the system back if possible.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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