I recently ran into a very annoying issue on my Windows 7 64 bit PC: Every time I rebooted it and booted into Windows, the Windows Explorer Libraries window popped up. This has never happened before, and I couldn’t pinpoint any software or update I installed that might be causing it to appear.
Anyway, after playing around and doing a little research, I was able to solve the problem. In this article, I will show you a few methods that I hope will help solve this problem.
Method 1. Check your startup folder
First method – check startup folder
If the “Explorer Libraries” folder appears on every boot, then the first thing to check is the startup folder. Open Start, All Programs and click Start. If there is a shortcut to the Libraries folder, remove it.
Method 2 – Userinit Registry Key
Method two – Userinit registry key
The second way is to check the registry for a specific key and change it to a different value. First, open the Registry Editor by clicking Start and typing regedit. Then move on to the next key:
– / HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion Winlogon
Find the Userinit key and replace it with the following value:
C: Windows system32 userinit.exe,
Now restart your computer and see what happens. Hopefully you shouldn’t open a Windows Explorer window in the Libraries pop-up folder.
Method 3 – Shell Registry Key
Method 3 – Shell registry key
In the same place where Userinit is indicated, there is another key called Shell. Make sure that only explorer.exe is installed and nothing else.
Method 4 – restore previous folders
Fourth method – restore previous folders
Windows Explorer has a “Restore Previous Folders” option that will do just that when you log in. You can turn it off by opening File Explorer, clicking Organize and then Folder and Search Options.
Make sure the “Restore windows of previous folders at logon” checkbox is not selected.
Method 5 – Delete Registry Key
Fifth method – delete the registry key
For some users, if you have Internet Explorer v5 installed (for some crazy reason), you will have to delete the key in the registry. Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer
Remove the DesktopProcess value from the registry key.
Method 6 – Third Party Software
Method 6 – third-party software
Some Acer computers have an annoying program called SmartStart that takes whatever you open after Windows boots up and starts it automatically the next time you log in. You can either uninstall a program or open it and install or uninstall programs that should be installed at startup. Apart from this program, other people have reported problems with software such as Choice Guard, etc. Try uninstalling any new programs you might have installed recently and see if that solves the problem.
If the problem persists, please leave a comment with details and we’ll try to help. Enjoy!