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Windows 7: Make Windows 7 remember window positions and size!


06 May 2009   #1

Win7
 
 
Make Windows 7 remember window positions and size!

Hi!

Since the first public beta of Windows 7, I found it very annoying, that MS removed the option to remember each folders view settings for explorer windows. Now explorer windows didn't even remember their position and size, which completely destroyed my work routine.

After a lot of research and many failed attempts to fix the issue, I found a solution to this problem: This small utility remembers and restores the position and size of all top-level windows. You can even lock certain windows to always open them at the same spot, and there are other cool features. I tried it and it does the job!

Best regards!


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06 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

The problem is the same as vista and XP usually. The BagMRU size isn't big enough to accomodate all the folders, When it runs out of space, it loses folder settings. The following registry file ups the MRU size to 20,000 folders:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell]
"BagMRU Size"=dword:00004e20
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06 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You should mention that this is a 30 day trial and you will need to pay $10 to continue using it.

Looks like a good program though.
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06 May 2009   #4

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevecn70 View Post
The problem is the same as vista and XP usually. The BagMRU size isn't big enough to accomodate all the folders, When it runs out of space, it loses folder settings. The following registry file ups the MRU size to 20,000 folders:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell]
"BagMRU Size"=dword:00004e20
No, this didn't work for me. Windows 7 never remembered a single window position. So increasing the BagMRU Size didn't help.

Regards!
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06 May 2009   #5

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevecn70 View Post
The problem is the same as vista and XP usually. The BagMRU size isn't big enough to accomodate all the folders, When it runs out of space, it loses folder settings. The following registry file ups the MRU size to 20,000 folders:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell]
"BagMRU Size"=dword:00004e20
I have no BagMRU Size to change to =dword:00004e20.

And Sorry, this never did work in XP.
(neither did Kellys corner).

Why do you think this reg change resolves the problem.
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10 May 2009   #6
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 

For Vista I always use XDN Tweaker. Until finding this program I was ready to chuck Vista and go back to XP. A life saver.
I've not needed it yet in 7.
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18 May 2009   #7

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

Bag size won't help. It does it on a clean install. RTM better not have this bug.
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18 May 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Better you send lots of feedback to them about it then.

Feedback Link in my Sig.
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18 May 2009   #9

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Better you send lots of feedback to them about it then.

Feedback Link in my Sig.
Sent. Should I spam them? Really want this fixed.

WindowManager works nice. I shouldnt have to use software to do this.
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18 May 2009   #10

Windows 7, RTM x64
 
 

Anyone know a way to set all folders as a specific view.

I like medium icons but i can only set it for one folder at a time, when i click a subfolder, it uses the default..

Sorry bout the thread hijack
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