General Turn On or Off Restore previous folder windows at logon in Windows 11


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You can have Windows automatically restore previous folder windows at sign in when you sign out, restart the computer, or shut down the computer.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off "Restore previous folder windows at logon" for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off "Restore previous folder windows at logon" in Folder Options
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off "Restore previous folder windows at logon" using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off "Restore previous folder windows at logon" in Folder Options


1 Open Folder Options.

2 Click/tap on the View tab. (see screenshot below)

3 Check (on) or uncheck (off - default) Restore previous folder windows at logon for what you want.

4 Click/tap on OK.

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Option Two

Turn On or Off "Restore previous folder windows at logon" using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.


2 Turn On "Restore previous folder windows at logon"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_On_Restore_previous_folder_windows_at_logon.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"PersistBrowsers"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off "Restore previous folder windows at logon"

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_Off_Restore_previous_folder_windows_at_logon.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"PersistBrowsers"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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