Fix: Restore previous folder windows at logon does not restore correctly

If you have turned on the Restore previous folder windows at logon feature, but you find that on logging off and logging on, the Windows explorer windows are opened, but the position of the windows is not restored correctly, then this may interest you.

To enable this feature, one has to open the Folder options, select View tab and check Restore previous folder windows at logon and click Apply/OK. When this feature is enabled, when a user ‘re-logs-on‘ all the folders which were open while logging off are opened and restored at the same positions!

But consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • You turn on the “Restore previous folder windows at logon” feature.
  • You open several Windows Explorer windows and position them around the screen.
  • You log off and then you log on to the computer.

In this scenario, the Windows Explorer windows are open. However, the position of the windows is not restored correctly.

For example, the Windows Explorer windows cascade from the position of the last window that was closed.

In such a case you can apply this Fix 298725 from Microsoft to resolve the issue.

More at KB979560.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

One Comment

  1. TheNudeDude

    the fix does apply to 7 x64

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