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Windows 7: Remember Folders View

05 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 Public Beta x64 Build 7000
Remember Folders View

Hi all, I would like to know, how can I make Windows 7 to remember each view of my folders? Indeed, I can't do it, and if I change the view just in one folder it changes it the same way on the previous and others folders. Ain't so happy when it does that...

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06 Mar 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista Windows 7 Windows XP

See if this tutorial solves your problem:

Folder Template - Change
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06 Mar 2009   #3


Great. Now if only we had a way for Win7 to remember our folder window size.
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06 Mar 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello FreakyFerret,

As a test, size the window how you like it, close it, and open the same window again to see if it opens the same size as it was last closed.
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06 Mar 2009   #5


Hey Brink. It will. However, if I open a different window, change the size to what I want, then open the first window, the first window is the size of the second window.

In XP, each "folder" window remember its individual sizes.
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06 Mar 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Well, it looks like this option was removed in Windows 7 from Vista. Not good.

I would recommend to send feedback to Microsoft on this. Hopefully with enough feedback they will add it back.

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07 Mar 2009   #7


Thanks, Brink. That was the first thing I did once I installed 7 a while back.

I tend to have a lot of folders open at once. So much I made a specialized toolbar on the taskbar that points to a shortcut for each one. I have a computer that acts like a file server and download machine. I keep this one as lean as possible since it's for gaming and my main machine. The file server has a USB 1 TB drive the house shares. I have folders pointing to --

A personal storage folder on a USB drive on the "server"
Burn subfolder
Games subfolderA subfolder in the games one
Movies folder
TV show folder
Downloads folder

Each folder has a particular window size that is optimal for having them all open at once. This "all windows = 1 size" thing is annoying.
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08 Mar 2009   #8

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,

With Vista, XDN Tweaker was a life saver for me, I nearly gave up on Vista until finding this.

XdN XdN Tweaker

I've not had any problem with 7 not remembering folder views, 'yet', but XDN Tweaker supports win 7.
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08 Mar 2009   #9


DJS, 7 remembers my folder views. It doesn't remember the size of the window for each folder.
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09 Mar 2009   #10

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit

That option was removed from the Folder options because it's now the Default behavior for Windows and is no longer needed.
I don't think there's more than 5 people in the World who didn't have that option enabled so it just made sense for MS to make it the default.

Although, when I first installed 7048, I was having trouble with Notepad not opening in it's last dragged position and size for the first few times. Now it remembers properly
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