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27 Aug 2012   #11
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome. Hopefully a permanent fix will be available one day.
We ought to start a petition here

I believe in W8 that the issue has been resolved.

Wonder why a patch hasn't been released.

Also you know how Windows XP went to service pack 3.

Do you think Windows 7 will?


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27 Aug 2012   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Time will tell, but who knows.
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29 Aug 2012   #13
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
There doesn't appear to be a solid fix, but a few workarounds for when it happens. You might see how using the "Computer" icon on the taskbar may work instead of the default Windows Explorer that opens to libraries.

Computer - Pin to Taskbar

Hey I just decided to follow your tutorial as it was a better solution.

However would it be possible to create a shortcut so it opens the "my documents" folder but still ensure a solution is in place for the original problem?

Don't know this command
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29 Aug 2012   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm starting to think it may be related to it opening to a library instead of a normal folder location. As a test try each location below to see how they work.

My Documents
%windir%\explorer.exe /n,::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}

Documents library
%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\Documents.library-ms


If it turns out to be a library issue, then you could also try using the tutorial below to have these buttons in the Start Menu open to it's user folder location instead of the default library location to see how it works.

Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries
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31 Aug 2012   #15
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm starting to think it may be related to it opening to a library instead of a normal folder location. As a test try each location below to see how they work.

My Documents
%windir%\explorer.exe /n,::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}

Documents library
%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\Documents.library-ms


If it turns out to be a library issue, then you could also try using the tutorial below to have these buttons in the Start Menu open to it's user folder location instead of the default library location to see how it works.

Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries
Thanks.

Although these shortcuts work it still has the windows explorer preview pane size changing issue.

However I'm going to stick to your earlier solution of using the My Computer icon as that solved my issue.

FYI just wanted to try my documents folder icon to see if that worked, it never.

Cheers for your help once again
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31 Aug 2012   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Anytime.
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