I seem to be suffering from a similar problem. Or maybe a similar problem and it's redneck brother...
I've made an Opus backup of my x64 installation, which loads a number of folders by default. I created a layout of my most often used folders, and that works fine for me. I've also set up a bunch of very simplistic colouring rules for folder and filetypes. So far, so good.
I "restored" this on to my brand new gateway (WinXP x32) trial Opus installation, but for some reason, I can't stop those listers from being opened each time I start Opus! And because they refer to non-existant folders (for the most part), I get a load of "can't find the folder, you noggin" type error dialogs. (I'm being colourful, OK? )
Now, if I go into Prefs|Launching Opus, then in "From the Desktop" I have "Open the Default Lister" selected, and the same setting in the "From the Taskbar Icon".
I've removed the layout entry entirely from this install. But even after shutting down Opus completely, then after a reboot, it always reopens the same set of (incorrect) folders!
The other strange thing I noticed, is that my folder and filetype colour settings (which is the whole and only reason I restored the backup on to this machine in the first place!) didn't change. I thought I had it figured out that a backup would incorporate file colouring and grouping and so on, but it doesn't seem to work that way for me.
This may be (in fact, I'm pretty damn sure it IS) just a stupid RTFM thing, but I've really looked hard in a number of places and I can't seem to see what setting I'm missing!
Can anyone enlighten me?
I do hope this isn't one of those "it's in the OTHER menu, dummy" faults... So needless to say, I HAVE looked in the menus (and tried filtering the prefs for startup options, and........)