Configure Windows XP to automatically reopen folders in Explorer upon logon

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Want Windows XP Explorer to reopen folders at logon that were open when Windows was shutdown?
  • In Explorer, click Tools
  • Click Folder Options
  • Click the View tab,
  • Check Restore previous folders at logon in the Advanced settings list.

The registry method for this setting is to set DWORD value of PersistBrowsers=1 in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced registry key.

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