Enable Smart Resume

If Outlook, Word, Excel, or PowerPoint shuts down unexpectedly and is restarted automatically (for example, by Document Recovery), the user is returned to a visual state similar to the state at shutdown. By default, this setting is enabled.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Restore Workspace
Value NameRestoreWorkspace
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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