Make Windows 7 remember window positions and size!

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  1. Posts : 15
    Win7
       #1

    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!
    Last edited by Brink; 21 May 2010 at 23:02. Reason: added link
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  2. Posts : 59
    Windows 7 64bit RTM
       #2

    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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  3. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #3

    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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  4. Posts : 15
    Win7
    Thread Starter
       #4

    stevecn70 said:
    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. Win7 never remembered a single window position. So increasing the BagMRU Size didn't help.

    Regards!
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  5. Posts : 124
    Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127
       #5

    stevecn70 said:
    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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  6. djs
    Posts : 68
    Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
       #6

    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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  7. Posts : 303
    Win7 Win 10, Win 8.1
       #7

    Bag size won't help. It does it on a clean install. RTM better not have this bug.
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  8. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #8

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

    Feedback Link in my Sig.
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  9. Posts : 303
    Win7 Win 10, Win 8.1
       #9

    Mr GRiM said:
    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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  10. Posts : 72
    Windows 7, RTM x64
       #10

    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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