When you sign off, restart, or shutdown your computer, you can have Windows to automatically open the previously opened folders by default. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to configure Windows 10 to remember your currently opened folder windows, and automatically restore them at the next logon.
Restore previous folder windows at logon in Windows 10-8-7
The feature described below is not new to Windows 10. It is supported by many previous Windows versions, so it is possible to enable it in Windows 7 or Windows 8. The changes affect only the current user account.
Method 1: Configure Windows to Restore Previous Folder
1- Open File Explorer and then click on the “View” tab in the Ribbon. Click on “Options.” This will open Folder Options dialog.
2- Under the View tab in the Advanced Settings panel, look for Restore previous folder windows at logon.
Check this options and then simply hit the ‘Apply’ button and click on ‘OK’.
Now when you log off, restart or shutdown, Windows 10 will automatically open the previously opened folder windows at the next logon.
If you like to go back to default, then unselect “Restore previous folder windows at logon” and then click “OK.”
How to Turn On or Off ‘Restore previous folder windows at logon’ in Windows 10
Method 2: Configure Windows 10 to Restore Previous Folder Windows via Registry
This option can also be configured with a Registry tweak. Here is how.
1- Open the Registry Editor and navigate to the following location:
2- Double-click the 32-bit DWORD entry PersistBrowsers on the right pane. If PersistBrowsers is missing, you need to create it manually.
3- Enter 1 into the Value data box and click OK.
To make the changes done by the Registry tweak take effect, you need to sign out and sign in to your user account.
Method 3 : Turn “Restore previous opened folder windows at logon” On or Off using VBS
We have coded a simple vbe script here is the simple steps to use it. Please use the download Link (at the end of the page)
1- File and unzip it.
2- Click the Restore_Previous.vbe
3- User Account Control (UAC) windows can popup and asks you if you want to allow it, Click Yes to proceed.
4- Chooese ok button.
That’s all. From now on, when you log on to your PC, you will see restored previous folder windows.
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