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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

03 Mar 2010   #141
cockatoo

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Tried to use the installer - ShellFolderFixSetup.exe - but it reported that I must have NT 6.0.6xxx to install the program. I use 32-bit Win7 Professional! Dowloaded the 32-bit ZIP version and it works fine.

BTW, it seems that Completely FREE Software (CFS) @ Completely FREE Software - Windows & DOS freeware is going to feature this program shortly. Georg may want to contact the editor at editor@completelyFREEsoftware.com about this. CFS is reported to be one of the largest and oldest freeware sites on the Net.


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03 Mar 2010   #142
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PR1ME View Post
Any chance of making a Portable version to run off flashdrives? Cos you know those USB sticks never save their window settings.
Could you explain a little more what you mean? Do you mean that window size and position isn't correctly restore when you open a folder on a flash drive? or do you want the program options and/or database to be saved on the flash drive?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cockatoo View Post
Tried to use the installer - ShellFolderFixSetup.exe - but it reported that I must have NT 6.0.6xxx to install the program. I use 32-bit Win7 Professional! Dowloaded the 32-bit ZIP version and it works fine.

BTW, it seems that Completely FREE Software (CFS) @ Completely FREE Software - Windows & DOS freeware is going to feature this program shortly.
Hmm, that's the first report I've seen about the installer failing to recognize the windows version. 6.0.6000 is vista, did that just to be on the safe side even if it isn't meant for vista. Sounds like a bug in the installer framework. I should get the latest version of that for bug fixes.

Thanks for the heads up on the CFS thing- Where did you read that?
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03 Mar 2010   #143
bubbalitz

Windows 7
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cockatoo View Post
Tried to use the installer - ShellFolderFixSetup.exe - but it reported that I must have NT 6.0.6xxx to install the program. I use 32-bit Win7 Professional! Dowloaded the 32-bit ZIP version and it works fine.

BTW, it seems that Completely FREE Software (CFS) @ Completely FREE Software - Windows & DOS freeware is going to feature this program shortly. Georg may want to contact the editor at editor@completelyFREEsoftware.com about this. CFS is reported to be one of the largest and oldest freeware sites on the Net.
I just got the same error using the installer:
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Error
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This program requires Windows NT version 6.0.6000 or later.
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OK
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OS is Windows 7 Ultimate

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/allen/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]


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03 Mar 2010   #144
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bubbalitz View Post
This program requires Windows NT version 6.0.6000 or later.

OS is Windows 7 Ultimate
Odd that it seems to have started happening so suddenly, unless others just haven't reported it. Maybe related to some windows update.

If you can, use the installer-less version for now. I'll try to get out a new release, using the latest installer kit, in a day or two.
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03 Mar 2010   #145
PR1ME

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tweaker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PR1ME View Post
Any chance of making a Portable version to run off flashdrives? Cos you know those USB sticks never save their window settings.
Could you explain a little more what you mean? Do you mean that window size and position isn't correctly restore when you open a folder on a flash drive? or do you want the program options and/or database to be saved on the flash drive?
Your program is working great on all my desktop windows, USB and local alike. But my flashdrive won't remember its window positions when I plug it into a different machine. Removables never do. So a portable version of your program would be a really sweet way to fix that.

Portable apps run completely off a removable device on any reasonably normal Windows box. No setup necessary on the host machine, and no traces left there when the user is done. (Of course, what he does with his docs is up to him.)

www.portableapps.com
www.pendriveapps.com/software/usb-tools/

Portable apps are the wave of the future.

And of the past, since everything used to be on floppies. But I like the "future" idea better.
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03 Mar 2010   #146
cockatoo

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

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Thanks for the heads up on the CFS thing- Where did you read that?
It is now on their site at:

Completely FREE Software - 32-bit (Windows 95/98/ME/XP/Vista/7) Windows Enhancements, page 2

There is a review as well
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04 Mar 2010   #147
axhed

win7 64
 
 

awesome!!!
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04 Mar 2010   #148
barberio

Win7 64Bit
 
 

@ tweaker: Man, you really made my day! I have spent hours to solve this problem! Works perfect here on Win7 64Bit! Thanks for sharing it!
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05 Mar 2010   #149
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

New version is available.

Hopefully the version failure of the installer is gone, but if anyone who encountered that issue could try the new one and report back, that would be great.


Quote:
changes:

- fixed bug with recently used folder list not being restored across sessions even though "Keep recent folder across sessions" was enabled (this only happend when the database was at full capacity)
- added /portable commandline switch which loads/saves all configuration and data files in the same directory as the EXE file (Windows registry is not used)
- added window extact overlap prevention when multiple windows of the same folder is opened (avoids the windows ending up at the exact same position)
- fixed (rare?) bug that did not correctly identify search windows, which could result in incorrect behavior in some areas including "Update window for search result"
- some other smaller internal fixes
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05 Mar 2010   #150
PR1ME

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tweaker View Post
New version is available.
- added /portable commandline switch which loads/saves all configuration and data files in the same directory as the EXE file (Windows registry is not used)
Thanks for adding portability to the new version. I'd love to start using it, but I don't understand the installation instructions. I saw no commandline options in the program, in the installer, or in the files in the .zip archive. I tried everything I could think of, but even with StartMenu/Run, it all came out just like I'd doubleclicked the Installer file. (No disabling of "start automatically", etc.) Please understand that not everybody knows command-lines. People tell us switches but nobody ever tells us how or where to actually enter them in. PR1ME
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