Windows 10: Open exactly as shut down

  1. Tony Vella's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 10.0.17134 Build 17134
       15 Jun 2018 #1

    Open exactly as shut down


    I have a strange question:

    Suppose I have four files, all PDF, from four different folders open in my PDF Reader when I am ready to shut down my laptop for the night. In the morning I have to open the PDF Reader and then open the same four files from the four different folders to continue my work. It's annoying, no more.

    My question: Is there some trick in Windows 10 where I can have the laptop start in the morning with the PDF Reader and the four files that I closed off the previous night without having to go through the routine of finding them and opening them individually?

    Strange question, I know, but probably there is some trick; safe trick, I mean, to do this. Thanks in advance.
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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       15 Jun 2018 #2

    Tony Vella said: View Post
    I have a strange question:

    Suppose I have four files, all PDF, from four different folders open in my PDF Reader when I am ready to shut down my laptop for the night. In the morning I have to open the PDF Reader and then open the same four files from the four different folders to continue my work. It's annoying, no more.

    My question: Is there some trick in Windows 10 where I can have the laptop start in the morning with the PDF Reader and the four files that I closed off the previous night without having to go through the routine of finding them and opening them individually?

    Strange question, I know, but probably there is some trick; safe trick, I mean, to do this. Thanks in advance.
    You could take a look at using Timeline, a relatively recent addition to Windows 10. It can remember your activity and display on you desktop the files and things you have worked on. May be helpful finding last work done. Here's the tutorial on it's use:

    Open and Use Timeline in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    16 Jun 2018 #3

    Why not use hibernate?

    Enable hibernate on your PC and it's like sleep- except the current state is saved to disk, not RAM, so you can power down your PC.
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  4. Tony Vella's Avatar
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       16 Jun 2018 #4

    The only options I have in START are Sleep. Shut Down and Restart. I know nothing about Hibernation. Could you direct me to a GOOD web-page with instructions I can understand.

    When I use the Command Prompt I get c:\users\(name of computer) . When I enter c:\windows\system32 I get "this is not a recognized command, etc. etc."

    Thank You.
    Last edited by Tony Vella; 16 Jun 2018 at 07:45.
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  5.    16 Jun 2018 #5

    Hibernation has been disabled by default for a long time. If you want to use it you need to enable it. Please see:

    Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Note the file created will take a significant amount of space on C:

    Of course Google could have told you..
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  6. Tony Vella's Avatar
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       16 Jun 2018 #6

    Thank you, Dalchina, for your reply. I followed your instructions and hibernate appeared on my START. I checked through my search engine (I don't use Google) and found lots of issues about waking the computer (particularly laptops) out of hibernation. Perhaps I should leave well enough alone. I am 74 and not very tech-savvy (which you may have already noticed). Thanks again.
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