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My Documents folder opens at Windows Startup

My Documents Folder Opens At Windows System Startup

Recently, I was working on-site at a client’s facility to install a custom application on a PC running Windows XP SP3.
I have the (good) habit of always restarting the system before any installation on someone else’s PC. This allows me to monitor the startup process and notice if any unusual behavior exists.
Booting was fine, after logging in I saw the My Documents folder opening up. This normally happens when a change in the Windows Registry has occurred. It is not a serious problem, it doesn’t cause any damage, but it’s certainly annoying. To fix it, you need to check the Windows Registry and make sure the proper entry is inserted…