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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?
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.
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