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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

27 Nov 2011   #411
Matt Dralle

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
Shell Folder Fix Stops Working After A Few Hours...

I have ShellFolderFix installed on three different Windows 7 Ultimate systems, two 64-bit, one 32-bit. Everything works exactly as advertised when ShellFolderFix is first started. But, after a few hours, it stops working. Its still running and still showing in the tray, but it doesn't do anything. I can open the config screen from the tray and change parameters but it does not reposition Explorer windows any more. I kill it with the Taskmgr and then restart it, and poof, all of the Explorer windows pop into their correct postions and things work correctly for a few more hours.

I really like the fact that ShellFolderFix works, but its a real pain to have to keep restarting it all of the time.

Oh, Mr Developer, can you come up with a fix for this problem?


Matt Dralle

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30 Nov 2011   #412

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have a request. Would it be possible to set a fixed position/dimensions for all explorer windows and just stick to this? Just a single position for all the newly opened windows.

What I mean is that Windows is cascading the windows for example.
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05 Dec 2011   #413

Windows 7 64bit
Tray icon

Hi. Is there any chance of change tray icon? The actual one is not very clear. Thanks in advance.
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06 Dec 2011   #414

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I can get you mine if you like the Windows 7 new tray icons style. You can replace the default one by using ResHacker on the .exe for example.

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06 Dec 2011   #415

Windows 7 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zetiks View Post
I can get you mine if you like the Windows 7 new tray icons style. You can replace the default one by using ResHacker on the .exe for example.
Thanks a lot, but I resolved it with ResHacker too. I tried it before but I was using the 32bit version thus it didn't work. But with the 64bit one it's all ok. Thanks again
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31 Dec 2011   #416

win7 pro 32+64

Hi Tweaker,
I am using ShellFolderFix since long time and I am very satisfied, BUT:
On my main Windows Desktop I am using a lot of individual folders (folder icons). Within these folders I arranged a lot of application icons in an individual order and position. Now, due to some reconfigurations with my grafic cards, the desktop is sometimes reordered with all the application icons and folder icons. AND, unfortunately, the icon position inside the folder are dearranged as well.
With your tool SFF ("restore desktop icons") I rearrange all the icons, and that works realy good. BUT INSIDE FOLDERS it doesn't work.
What am I doing wrong? Is there another tool available?
My System: i7; WIN7-64 8GB
best regards
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19 Jan 2012   #417

W7 Pro x64
Taskbar Folder Preview Reversal on Reboot

First off, this is a life saver. THANKS!

For some reason recently, when I reboot, although all folders are where they were before, if I slide over the folders icon in the task bar, the previews began to be consistently left-right reversed in order. This did not used to happen.
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14 Feb 2012   #418

Win 7 HP
does windows 8 fix this problem?

This fix has been a lifesaver for me. I am eternally grateful for it.

I am curious if Windows 8 'fixed' this ridiculous oversight on their part?
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28 Feb 2012   #419

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
Shell 32

I deleted sheell32.dll file from my pc and after that windows coruppted actually i want to make change in my windows like want to put features like vista or windows 8.... can someone help me???
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04 Mar 2012   #420

Windows corporate

Hello ShellFolderFix and great, thank you to George Fisher. My question is, are there possible to translate the program into French? I am at your disposal to translate the program English to French English Portuguese English to German Attentede in your new ... best regards
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