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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

05 Jan 2013   #461
jabloomf1230

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

It's basically Windows 7 with a crazy tablet/smartphone user interface slapped on top of it. I would hold off on installing it. Windows 8 is no better in remembering folder information than Windows 7 was. It's too bad that ShellFolderFix doesn't work. I am tempted to reinstall SFF, just to see if that will make it work properly.


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07 Jan 2013   #462
samurize

Windows 7 64bit build 7100 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jabloomf1230 View Post
It's basically Windows 7 with a crazy tablet/smartphone user interface slapped on top of it. I would hold off on installing it. Windows 8 is no better in remembering folder information than Windows 7 was. It's too bad that ShellFolderFix doesn't work. I am tempted to reinstall SFF, just to see if that will make it work properly.
Hey Jabloomf1230, just to let you know it does work with 'Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit' because I'm using it right now and don't have one single problem with it at all.
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10 Jan 2013   #463
jabloomf1230

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

Well, I tracked down the problem, but I can't fix it. For some reason, having ShellFolderFix in the Start folder in Windows 8 (which was just left over from Windows 7) doesn't automatically start SFF at boot. The more bizarre thing (which makes me think that there is something corrupt in my Win 8 installation) is that putting the shortcut in the registry (either in the HKLM or HKCU Windows Run keys) does nothing. I should add that I am running Windows 8 x64 and SFF x64.

I never realized that SFF wasn't running at boot with /autostart.
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12 Jan 2013   #464
jabloomf1230

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

Solved Startup programs won't start

The only way to get executables to run at startup is to completely turn off UAC (see the above link). This disables all the Metro UI apps, but does anybody really care? What was Microsoft thinking? Were they even thinking?
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23 Jan 2013   #465
jetset900

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jabloomf1230 View Post
Solved Startup programs won't start

The only way to get executables to run at startup is to completely turn off UAC (see the above link). This disables all the Metro UI apps, but does anybody really care? What was Microsoft thinking? Were they even thinking?
The tool "Elevated Shortcut" could help in some cases if you don't want to completely shut UAC off...
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11 Feb 2013   #466
gl0

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Just a quick thank you tweaker, seems to be running fine on my Win8 Pro x64 too (haven't tried rebooting yet).

This has been a huge headache for a long time that I just put up with, superb.
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12 Feb 2013   #467
wzvhyz4gm

windows 7
 
 

I downloaded and installed the 64 bit ShellFolderFix.

Can you send me instructions how to set this to remember windows 7 window size and position?

Thank you.
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13 Feb 2013   #468
thomasa569

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit SP1
 
 

Thank you, looks like i'll be swearing a lot less now..............
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18 Feb 2013   #469
ftlpilot

win 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Great utility (and I've been a programmer for a while) - but - pretty please - can you save window size/pos for Device Mangler (er manager) as well

Thankx
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18 Feb 2013   #470
xiandavis

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

I'm running v1.1.4 under x64 Win 7 Enterprise SP1 with an i7-3770 3.4GHz and 32GB RAM. I'm experiencing a bug where a cannot have more than 16 saved workspaces. If I attempt to add a 17th, it eliminates an existing workspace from the saved list. I just tried adding a new one again, and instead of adding it to the saved list, an existing workspace that had previously disappeared took it's place. Shouldn't I have the ability to have 500 saved workspaces?
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