Thursday, January 21, 2010

Have 1.9 million apps open, but now have to reboot? Cache My Work [so they re-open after your reboot]

How-To Geek - Make Your Apps Open Again After Rebooting Your PC

“It can be very annoying when you have a bunch of different projects open at work, then find you need restart the machine because of Microsoft Updates or some other reason. Today we take a look at a cool free app that will restart everything you were working on after a reboot.


CacheMyWork is a handy free utility that is light on system resources and will open everything you were working on after a restart. Many times the culprit is automatic updates that download and install automatically while you have a full screen of work opened up. If you want, you can postpone a restart until your ready, but sometimes that isn’t always an option.

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CodePlex - Cache My Work: reopen your Apps after reboot

“CacheMyWork is a handy utility that enables you to reboot Windows without losing your place in your work. It builds a checklist of currently open applications, and will restart the apps you've selected the next time you logon to the computer.

Cache My Work is great for occasions when you need to unexpectedly reboot, such as on "Patch Tuesday", after installing new drivers, or when Windows runs out of Desktop Heap, Handles or GDI Objects (which happens more often than I'd like - even with the fixes described here).

If you're like me, you avoid rebooting your computer because it means you'll forget what you were working on. Every time I have to reboot because of some install/uninstall/patch, invariably I forget half of what I was working on because I don't remember all the docs and apps I have to reopen (those 5-15 minutes between "shutdown all apps" and "logged in, Windows quieted down" are huge opportunities for me to be randomized and lose my short-term memory cache).



Not only is this cool, and needed given today’s IE out of band security patch, but the project and Visual Basic.Net source is available too!

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