My Documents popup

Published Date
01 - Oct - 2008
| Last Updated
01 - Oct - 2008
 
My Documents popup

When I open My Computer, the “My Documents” folder opens up automatically. What gives?

DIGIT ANSWERS: If I understand you right — after your PC boots up your My Documents folder is opened on your desktop.

If that is correct, I think you should check your Startup folder in the Start > All Programs menu. Make sure a link to your My Documents folder is not listed in there.
If it is, then just right-click on it and select Delete. Also try this, check the Userinit and PersistBrowsers registry entries to make sure that they contain the correct values. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  3. In the right pane, right-click Userinit, and then click Modify.
  4. In the Edit String dialog box, type C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe under Value data, and then click OK.
  5. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  6. In the right pane, right-click PersistBrowsers, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, type 0 under Value data, and then click OK.
  8. Quit Registry Editor, and restart the computer.
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Solution by TECH QNA EXPERT: Jagdeep Virdi  

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