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Folder "C:\Program Files\Microsoft" opens when Windows starts

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Problem description
The "C:\Program Files\Microsoft" folder opens automatically when the user logs into Windows.
What caused the problem?
The registry entries for the Microsoft Works Portfolio manager and Works update detection may be lacking quote marks which cause Windows to only read part of the path for these programs on startup.
How do I fix the problem

Follow these steps to correct this problem.

1.  Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

2.  Locate the following registry key.


3.  Locate subkey(s) labeled "Microsoft Works Portfolio" and/or "WorksFUD". Open each subkey by double-clicking it.

4.  Add quotes around the program path in each subkey. For example:

     Change the entry for "Microsoft Works Portfolio" from this:
         C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
     to this:
         "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe"

     And change the entry for "WorksFUD" from this:
         C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe
     to this:
         "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe"

5.  Click OK and close the Registry Editor

6.  Restart Windows


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Article ID: 2005234 - Last Review: 12/12/2015 05:15:48 - Revision: 2.0

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