You can configure the system to restore a previous Windows folder at logon, reboot, logoff, or logon. Here is how to do it.
We all use File Explorer almost every day. In fact, most of us have a specific folder that we open every day. For example, there are several folders that I open as soon as I start up my computer. These folders belong to my workflow.
Instead of manually opening the windows of your most frequently used folders or last opened folders, you can set the Windows operating system to open them automatically, i.e., to restore the previous folder window upon login. As you can guess, this feature is useful because it eliminates the need to manually open folder windows.
To achieve this, you must have the Restore previous folder windows option turned on in your operating system. This is fairly easy.
Here are the steps to enable the Windows option to restore a previous folder on a Windows 11 operating system.
- Turn on Restore Previous Folder option from Folder Options
- Turn on Restore Previous Folder option by modifying the registry
. Enable option to restore previous folder window from folder options
Enable or disable option to restore previous folder window from file explorer folder options. You need to know where this option is located.
- Open File Explorer.
- Click on the “Menu” icon (…)Click on the “Menu” icon (…).
- Select “Options” from the menu.
- Go to the “View” tab.
- Check “Restore previous folder window on login”.
- Click the “OK” button.
- This will restore the previous folder window upon login.
First, launch the “Folder Options” tool. You can do this from File Explorer. So, open File Explorer with the key combination “Start key + I”.
In the File Explorer window, click the “Menu” icon (…) on the top bar.on the top bar. Select “Options” from the drop-down menu.
Navigate to the “View” tab of the “Folder Options” tool. On this tab, you will see a series of options. On the “Advanced” tab, locate and select the “Restore previous folder windows on login” checkbox.
Finally, click the “Apply” and “OK” buttons to save your changes.
From this point forward, Windows will automatically restore the folder window upon login. Remember not to close folders during shutdown, restart, or logout.
Enable the option to restore a previous folder window by modifying the registry
If desired, you can enable the ability to restore a previous folder window by modifying the registry. This is fairly simple. Methods.
- Press the Start button and the Start menu will appear.
- Locate and open “Registry Editor”.
- In Registry Editor, navigate to the bottom folder.
- Right click on the “Advanced” folder.
- Select “New > Dword”.
- Type “PersistBrowsers” for Name.
- Double-click on the “PersistBrowsers” value.
- Enter “1” in the Value data field.
- Click the “OK” button.
- Close the registry.
- Restart the computer.
- The previous folder window will then be restored at logon.
That’s it. It is as easy as turning on Windows Restore for previous folder windows at logon in Windows 11.
We hope this brief guide to working with Windows is helpful.
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