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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

23 Dec 2010   #321
jemcgarvey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I need both, but you're right, programs handle themselves quite well. The SFF is necessary even just for the one explorer window, since in a given day I open a new explorer window many times, and with the fix it's in the right place.


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24 Dec 2010   #322
gbp007

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I need help with shellfolderfix, what's happening is that i installed it on my windows 7 64bit dell laptop and everytime i restart my notebook, the system folder pops up at startup..Is this a known bug in the software ?

i took a pic of the pop up - ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting
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25 Dec 2010   #323
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gbp007 View Post
the system folder pops up at startup..Is this a known bug in the software ?
It sounds vaguely familiar, but I don't know if it was because it happend to someone long ago (with an old version) or if it was an issue related to windows alone and not SFF.

You could try browsing through the first 10 or so pages of this thread and see if someone had a similar problem or not (I'm a bit strapped on time at the moment). Otherwise the more methodical approach is to first try disabling auto-start to figure out if it's SFF related, if you haven't already.
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25 Dec 2010   #324
gbp007

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tweaker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gbp007 View Post
the system folder pops up at startup..Is this a known bug in the software ?
It sounds vaguely familiar, but I don't know if it was because it happend to someone long ago (with an old version) or if it was an issue related to windows alone and not SFF.

You could try browsing through the first 10 or so pages of this thread and see if someone had a similar problem or not (I'm a bit strapped on time at the moment). Otherwise the more methodical approach is to first try disabling auto-start to figure out if it's SFF related, if you haven't already.
Yes it was sff related..I fixed it and it no longer happens..I went ahead and deleted the system folder..It seems that folder was there from when i had vista before i had upgraded to windows 7.
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17 Jan 2011   #325
esa1234

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Delete or Reset The Database?

Is C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Roaming\ShellFolderFix the only location where sff databse information resides in a non portable installation?

I ask because I have noticed SFF doing some "odd" or unexpected things from time to time, and I want to delete the database to see if that helps.

Theoretically, I assume that by deleting ShellFolderFix.db the entire database would be erased, and all folder positions, etc. would be deleted. Is this accurate?
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21 Jan 2011   #326
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

That is the only location yes. Exiting SFF then deleting the file will start over from scratch.
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04 Feb 2011   #327
NoelC

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I just want to chime in here again and thank you, Georg.

I just checked in and saw that I am one rev out of date - I'm correcting that now.

You, with this one single helper application, have made my past year+ of Windows 7 computing bearable.

My hat is off to you. Can I send you a few bucks?

-Noel
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08 Feb 2011   #328
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

Thank you for the kind offer, but I'm good I'm just happy to help out anyone in the same boat as me/us.
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10 Feb 2011   #329
ReneGnam

windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Tweaker...

I love your ShellFolderFix recommendation and it works on my Win7 machine. However, since installing it, I have a weird problem. I'm wondering whether the problem is connected with ShellFolderFix and if so, how do I rectify it.

In middle of doing nothing, IOW idle, the machine locks up. No keyboard. No mouse. No contl-alt-del. Hiberation = Never.

It just locks up and the only way out is to depress and hold the power switch, then boot up from a cold start. It'll then work for a while, just fine, and suddenly lock up. Usually when not using either mouse or keyboard.

Checked...no new drivers for either mouse or keyboard. All drivers for both are in MS system.

And then it all comes back and everything seems fine...until it decides to lock up.

I have a Dell Dimension XPS running Win7Pro v 6.1.7600 with Intel Pentium 4, 3.60 GHz, 3591 Mhz, 1 Core, 2 logical processors.

Any suggestions?
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10 Feb 2011   #330
srkrause

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

As a new user of Windows 7, I want to thank all of the contributors for making the transition easier. I find it interesting that so many experienced users have similar issues. Special thanks to Tweaker for ShellFolderFix. My request echoes others that would love to find a way for persistent folder layout options as well as size and position.
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