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    Windows Explorer at startup (XP)

    How do you stop Windows Explorer from opening a window at system startup?

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    Re: Windows Explorer at startup (XP)

    If I had one open at shutdown, it reopens when I start up again, otherwise, it doesn't.

    Does yours consistently open to the same folder? You might have a shortcut under Startup that causes that.

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    Re: Windows Explorer at startup (XP)

    In addition to what Jefferson mentioned, may I suggest you do a bit of exploring in MSCONFIG? This one hasn't been mentioned for a long time so the previous posts are probably not around any more. "Sometimes" a program that is executing at boot time can "trigger" the opening of an Explorer window. In my case, it was one of the McAfee programs which I was able to turn off because it was unnecessary. It seems to me that other folks found different programs causing the spurious open window. That's why I say you may have to Run, MSCONFIG, Startup and "play" around a little. As long as it's a matter of un-checking a box, you won't hurt anything, 'cause you can always turn it back on. If you're not sure what something is, post back here. Also, remember two good resources for startup stuff:

    http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup...artup_full.htm
    http://www.answersthatwork.com/Taskl...s/tasklist.htm

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