Windows 10: How to stop Windows 11 from reopening program windows on restart or sign-in

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  1. GHacks
    GHacks New Member

    How to stop Windows 11 from reopening program windows on restart or sign-in


    Windows 11 may remember which application windows and File Explorer windows you had open the last time to reopen them again. The browser or Microsoft Excel document, which was open the last time, may be opened automatically on the next start. The feature was introduced in Windows 10 and Microsoft kept it in its new operating system.

    How to stop Windows 11 from reopening program windows on restart or sign-in windows-autostart-programs.png

    While the reopening of program windows can be handy at times, it can sometimes be a frustrating experience as well. Handy, because you don't have to launch programs manually, provided that the reopened programs will be used in the active session as well.

    Frustrating, because program windows may be opened, which you don't require. There may also be a delay between the launching of previously opened applications and the actual loading of them.

    How to stop Windows 11 from reopening applications


    How to stop Windows 11 from reopening program windows on restart or sign-in automatically-save-restartable-apps-windows-11.png

    The main preference that Windows 11 uses to determine whether to reopen programs is found in the Settings.

    1. Select Start and then Settings from the Start Menu. You may also use the keyboard shortcut Windows-I for quick Settings access.
    2. Go to Accounts.
    3. Select Sign-In options.
    4. Scroll down to the "Additional Settings" section on the page that opens.
    5. Toggle the preference "Automatically save my restartable apps and restart them when I sign back in" so that it reads Off.

    The change takes effect immediately. You may undo the change by repeating the steps above. The preference should have the On status in that case in the end.

    The description reveals that only some apps and programs will be restarted when the feature is enabled. Third-party applications need to register as "restartable apps" to be included in the reopening when the feature is enabled.

    Note: Applications configured to run at system start will still do so. Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-Esc to open the Windows Task Manager. Select "more details" if you have the basic window, and switch to Startup. Windows 11 lists the main startup applications there. Right-click on any and select Disable to block the program from starting with Windows 11.

    How to stop Windows 11 from reopening File Explorer folders


    How to stop Windows 11 from reopening program windows on restart or sign-in windows-11-dont-restore-folders-on-restart.png

    Windows 11 may also reopen folders of the default file manager on the next start of the system; this feature is controlled elsewhere.

    Here is how you turn it off:

    1. Open File Explorer on the Windows 11 device.
    2. Select the "three dots" in the header and in the menu that opens Options.
    3. Switch to the View tab in the new window that opens.
    4. Scroll down until you find the preference "Restore previous folder windows at log-on".
    5. Remove the checkmark from the preference to turn the feature off.

    Windows 11 won't reload File Explorer windows anymore from that moment on. You may undo the change at any time by checking the preference again.

    Now You: do you make use of the auto-reopen feature of Windows?

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    GHacks, Jun 20, 2022
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  2. Programs Reopening after restart in windows 10.

    We are volunteers willing to help you try to resolve this issue.

    Yes, 1709 has a slightly buggy instant of Auto Reopen. Hopefully, it will be fixed in a coming update.

    Check this :

    Stop Auto Reopen of Programs after Restart in Windows 10

    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/stop-auto-reo...

    Please let us know the results and if you need further assistance.
     
    SpiritX MS MVP, Jun 20, 2022
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  3. Dugular7 Win User
    Windows 10 reopens program after shutdown or restart

    Hello,

    Recently, Windows 10 is reopening programs that were open when the computer is restarted or shutdown.

    My wife and I both use the computer, and neither of us like this new feature. We have to use the classic shutdown method to ensure no programs are reopened.

    Im a gamer as well, so hate the idea that if my wife last used the computer on her account, my computer will reopen her programs even if ive signed into my account.

    How can I disable the feature properly? I want Windows to behave how it did when I paid for it: Restart and Shutdowns did NOT reopen programs.

    PS: Microsoft, please stop saying youre seriously considering gamers every Windows release, when you add features like this without the ability to turn it off.
     
    Dugular7, Jun 20, 2022
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  4. Dugular7 Win User

    How to stop Windows 11 from reopening program windows on restart or sign-in

    Windows 10 reopens program after shutdown or restart

    Thanks again for your suggestions.

    I have cortana disabled and dont keep a microphone plugged in.

    Just to explain further, I know ways to avoid programs reopening by shutting down and restarting in specific ways, therefore my question is not to find other ways to avoid programs reopening on startup. What Im after is a way to avoid programs reopening
    *regardless* of the shut down or restart method used.

    Its not the end of the world for me if there isnt a setting, of course we will be fine adapting, but if there is a way to properly disable it then that would make my experience with Windows better.
     
    Dugular7, Jun 20, 2022
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