How does the system automatically restore the previous state after win10 restart?


As we all know, if you are a Mac user, you should know that MacOS has a very user-friendly feature – the system after restart will automatically restore to the state before restart! What does that mean? For example, you need to restart MacOS because of system upgrade and other reasons. After restarting, the system automatically restores all software and windows. The system looks like it has not been interrupted! Sometimes MacOS restarts automatically, and you don’t even know it has.

Compared with this, the restart of windows is much simpler and rough. After the system is restarted, it is like just starting up. You need to reopen all kinds of software and windows to continue the previous work. Sometimes the windows are open too much and the files are hidden too deep. You don’t even know which windows and software to open in order to find what you have done before.

However, in fact, in win10, the situation has changed greatly! Win10 adds a feature similar to MacOS. After restarting the system, it can also restore the previous state and automatically open the software and windows that have not been closed before. However, the relevant options may not be enabled by default, which teaches you how to open them.

Automatic restore window after win10 restart

This is a hidden option. Open win10 explorer, such as any folder window, click “view” and find the “options” button. At this time, a “Folder Options” window will pop up. Switch to the View tab, you can see the option of “restore previous folder window at login” in the category of “files and folders”, and check it.

Check here. After the system is restarted, the window that was not closed last time will be opened automatically

After setting, restart the system, and win10 can automatically restore the windows that were not closed last time, saving the trouble of opening windows again.

Automatically restore software after win10 restart

This is a feature recently added to win10. Open win10 settings, enter the “account” column, and then in the “login options”, you can find the corresponding option of “restart application”. Turn this switch on, then win10 will restart the system and try to open software applications that have not been closed before. The mechanism is similar to that of MacOS.

Open “restart application”, and the software will restart automatically even if the system is restarted

Of course, win10 is not completely consistent with Mac OS. Due to historical reasons, the feature of win10 restoration software can not be used for all software. Only uwp software and some Win32 software using corresponding interfaces, such as chrome, will take effect.

In addition, since the mechanism of this feature is to restart the software, it will occupy hardware resources when starting up. If the performance of your hard disk and CPU is poor, it is recommended not to use this function to avoid starting too slowly or getting stuck.


Win10 is still improving, and many of its features need to be deeply explored in order to be more widely known. I hope more and more win10 software can support recovery after restart and bring a better experience in the future!

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