One of our regular readers Chiranjib has asked that why My Documents folder opens at Windows Startup. Here’s his question:
My documents opens automatically when computer is booted. How to get rid of this unexpectedely opening of my documents?
The reason for this is simple. My Documents folder is in your startup that’s why it’s opening at startup. But this startup is a special type of startup which is initiated by userinit process.
How to fix this:
To fix the problem of My Documents Folder opening at Windows startup, just follow the steps below:
- Go to Start –> Run –> Regedit
- Find the following key:
HKEY_ LOCAL_ MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
- On the right hand pane, find Userinit and double click it to edit its value. Its value should be something like this (depending on your Windows Installation Directory):
- If any additional values are there (most probably My Documents folder will be listed there), remove them and click OK.
- Restart Your Computer.
Most probably My Documents Folder will not come up at startup again.