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Can Win2k auto-open all folders that were open during a reboot like Win9x does?

How do you get Windows 2000 to automatically open all folders that were still open during a restart/reboot? Win9x has this and it is very convenient. Does this get affected by having a roaming profile?

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In Windows 2000, the default behavior is to open previous folders the next time you log on to it. I'm assuming that you mean Windows XP. Windows XP has a setting called "Restore previous folder windows at logon."

To enable this option:

  • Click Folder Options in Control Panel

  • Then, on the View tab, click to select the Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon check box.

    This setting is stored in the registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced and is a DWORD value called PersistBrowsers.

  • Set it to 0 to prevent Windows XP from opening previous folders or 1 to cause it to open previous folders.

    This was first published in March 2002

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