Stop My Documents folder from opening on boot

September 28, 2010 at 10:28:33
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.393 GHz / 2042 MB
Whenever I boot up my computer the My Documents folder opens on my desktop.

I searched the web for an answer first...apparently it happens to a lot of people...but I haven't been able to find a solution to my problem.

I looked at the two most common solutions mentioned by others.

1. I ran msconfig and looked under the Startup tab. There was nothing listed that referred to My Documents or Explorer.exe.

2. I ran regedit and navigated to
HKEY_ LOCAL_ MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Win­dows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
For Userinit it said C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e­xe,

I also scanned my computer. And I went into Control Panel>Folder Options. Under the View tab, Restore Previous Folder Windows at Logon was/is not checked.

How do I prevent the My Documents folder from popping up every time?
Thanks.


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#1
September 28, 2010 at 11:42:16
Have you tried this little script http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_...

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#2
September 28, 2010 at 12:21:34
I downloaded and ran the script, then restarted my computer but the My Documents folder is still popping up. Thanks anyway.

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#3
September 28, 2010 at 17:05:22
"For Userinit it said C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e­xe,"

Make sure it only lists it once: C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e­xe,

and not twice:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e­xe, C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e­xe,


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#4
September 28, 2010 at 19:46:49
C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e­xe, was only listed once to begin with. That was the first thing I looked at when I searched for solutions but, unlike others who have a similar problem with My Documents popping up on startup, on my computer C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e­xe, isn't repeated and includes the comma at the end.

Thanks for your help.


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#5
September 30, 2010 at 13:05:06
MY DOCUMENTS open on Startup(cause-SP2)
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...

Also, check the "Startup" folder in the Start Menu.

Programs can run from three places at startup:
1.The Startup groups
(Startup folders or msconfig Startup tab)
2.The "run=" and "load="
lines in the Win.ini file.
3.The Run and RunOnce lines in the registry
(Lots of those)
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
A Definition of the Run Keys in the Windows XP Registry


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#6
March 30, 2011 at 22:36:06
I have tried literally all of this.
In addition, I ran this little script:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_...
And it still opens on startup...

Any ideas?


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