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"My Documents" opens automatically after boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by barrique, Sep 1, 2004.

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  1. barrique

    barrique Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    When starting my computer each time "My Documents" is opened automatically.
    I cleaned out the startup folder, closed all windows manually, but the problem remains.

    Any suggestions ?

    Thanks,
    Barrique.
     
  2. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten

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    It sounds almost as if you have My Documents set up as your home page,click on tools at the top of the page,then on internet options and check out what it says in the box for home page
     
  3. barrique

    barrique Thread Starter

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    I am not at home, so I cannot check at the moment, but suppose this would be true : why would he launch IE automatically after booting ? The problem is not that it opens My Documents, the problem is that it opens it everytime I start or restart my computer ... and I have no clue why.
     
  4. jppells

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    "My Documents" is not set to my homepage, yet it opens a 'My Documents' window everytime I restart or Start as well. What IS up with that???? It's bugging the crap outta me. HELP! :confused:
     
  5. jppells

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    still experiencing the problem....Barrique, have you had any success in figuring out just what the heck we did to deserve this anomoly? hurry, it's killing me!!!!
     
  6. GirlRacer

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    I'm not an expert or anything, but I think it has something to do with the startup options i.e.one of the programs or windows designated to open at startup.

    Cant quite remember how to sort it, but with advice I managed to stop it happening on a friends laptop, so if no one has replied by this afternoon, I'll find out for you.
     
  7. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten

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    Try this if you havent already

    Remove the My Documents Folder from the Start menu

    If you do not want to display My Documents on the Start menu, follow these steps:

    Right-click Start, and then click Properties. Or, if the Start menu is already displayed, right-click an empty area of the Start menu, and then click Properties. Click Customize. Click the Advanced tab.

    In the Start menu items list, under My Documents, click Don't display this item, and then click OK twice. The next time you click Start, the My Documents folder is no longer displayed on the Start menu.

    NOTE: Removing the My Documents folder from the Start menu does not remove the files stored in the target location of the My Documents folder.
     
  8. Saga Lout

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    This can also happen if there's a download in My Documents which has remained there after being installed into it's own directory. Take a look through msconfig to see if there's a programme targetting C:\My Documents|*.exe at Startup.
     
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