90. How Do I Prevent The My Documents Folder
From Opening Every Time I Start Windows XP
Occasionally you may find that when you boot up
your pc, instead of arriving at your desktop the My
Document folder opens instead. To remedy this
proceed as follows:
In this exercise you will be editing the
registry; therefore it is important that you make a
back up of the registry BEFORE you make any
alterations. For details on how to back up the
How do I Backup the Registry in Windows XP. Alternatively create a
system restore point so that, should anything go
wrong, you can restore your system to its previous
- Click the Start button.
- From the Start Menu click Run.
- In the Run dialogue box type:
- In the Registry window navigate to the
follow key: HKEY_ LOCAL_
- Look down the list in the Right
Hand pane until you see the value:
- This value should read:
comma at the end must also be there).
- If the value is different from that shown
above (It is assumed that your default drive is
C:\Windows, incidentally) then Right
Click on the Userinit
value and, from the drop down menu, select
- The Modify dialogue box will now appear.
- Type in the value:
- Finally Click OK and
then Exit the Registry.
- If, after inspecting the registry, the
Userinit value is correct and the problems still
persists check to see what applications are
starting at Windows Start up by checking in
- To do this go click the Start
button, Click Run and in the
Run dialogue box type: msconfig.
- In the MSConfig window click the
Start up tab and check the application
that are starting to see if My Documents is in