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:
- 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".
- 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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