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FAQ: PREDATOR does not restore Explorer windows after unlocking my session

This issue is a side effect of the "Disable Autorun" option.

If you check the "Disable Autorun" option, PREDATOR will kill all Explorer processes to prevent anybody from autorunning malware on a specially crafted CD/DVD while your session is locked. Upon unlocking your session, PREDATOR will restart only a single Explorer process to make your desktop visible again. Additional Explorer windows, if any, won't be automatically restored.

There are 2 workarounds:

  1. Use another file manager to browse your filesystem. Several freeware are available, they are often much more convenient than the original Windows Explorer (Q-Dir is a good choice). Google "alternative file explorer".
  2. Uncheck the "Disable Autorun" option, and manually disable the Autorun functionality in Windows. Google "How to disable the Autorun functionality in Windows".

See also: Some icons disappear from the system tray after unlocking my session

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