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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

11 May 2014   #501

Windows 7 Pro OA (64\32)
Error When Starting This Program

I could not find anything posted about this error, so I am posting it now.
I thank you for your help, in advance!

I just installed ShellFolderFix, using the latest updated installer. This is the FIRST time this program has been installed on this computer. When I tried to start the program I got this error:

The error box had this in the heading:


"failed to initialize. (error: 00000005)"

I don't know what the problem could be.
I just bought it a few weeks ago & it had a clean Windows 7 install.
This computer doesn't have any known problems.


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6 Days Ago   #502

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I've just installed ShellFolderFix, but I'm disappointed that it does not remember whether or not I've set the window to display the preview pane.

Like many people, I work with a mix of folders full of images and folders full of documents. Most of these documents to not show up as previews in folder windows, so the preview pane is blank and just a waste of screen space. However, I DO want all image folders to display a preview pane. I was hoping that ShellFolderFix would remember this - that's the main reason I installed it. But no, it doesn't. Any news on a new version? Could this be incorporated? Has development of this fizzled out? Sadly, it would seem so. Maybe there's some other thing that does what I need.

- Paul
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1 Hour Ago   #503

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (Build 7601) 64bit (Language: 1046)

I have been using ShellFolderFix with great success with Windows Explorer and also with the File Manager replacer Windows Double Explorer (, but I cannot understand why it does not work with Q-Dir (Page 1- Free Software effective solutions.), once all other plu-ins do. Where am I going wrong?
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