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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

23 Feb 2013   #471

Windows 8 Pro x64

Shellfolderfix works in Windows 7 & 8 with this method.

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13 Mar 2013   #472

Win 7 Ultimate RC1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dafreak View Post

I am getting "could not read environment variable "APPDATA"

I am getting the same thing when I try to run ShellFolderFix. Any help would be appreciated.
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15 Mar 2013   #473

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Hi guys,

Is this what I need to enable each folder to remember it's original size and position when opened again???
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
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17 Mar 2013   #474

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xiandavis View Post
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?
That looks like 500 folders not workspaces.
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20 Mar 2013   #475

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate

Recent updates to the Windows 8 app compatibility checker has killed ShellFolderFix permanently. There is now no way to use it, if you keep Windows 8 up to date.
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21 Mar 2013   #476

Windows 8 Pro x64

I've been using v1.1.4 for a while now on Win8 Pro x64, and it seems to have a bug.

I set a few Explorer windows positions as I like them, saved them as a workspace, and then disabled state recording (Disable ticked), so I can move them around but they always open in the original positions.

This works for a while, but sooner or later the window positions are no longer restored, or one is but another isn't. In the past I could just reload the saved workspace to get them back where they were, but now even that doesn't restore the original position.

Maybe the disabled-state-recording scenario hasn't been tested much? I've got a hunch that reboots cause this problem, or at least some of it (maybe the settings aren't saved right if the app exits/exits due to a reboot?). Would be great if you could look at it, as it's just so damn useful :).
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21 Mar 2013   #477

Windows 8 Pro x64

Things got weirder. I setup my windows again, saved to a new workspace, and most of them work now as expected. But one of them completely ignores its position, even if I leave state recording enabled. That window worked previously.

Update: closing ShellFolderFix and restarting it has fixed that issue. So it definitely can get confused.
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24 Mar 2013   #478

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jabloomf1230 View Post
Recent updates to the Windows 8 app compatibility checker has killed ShellFolderFix permanently. There is now no way to use it, if you keep Windows 8 up to date.
Something must have happened to corrupt my original exe file, because I reinstalled it and now it works fine again. Sorry for the misinformation.
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11 May 2013   #479

Windows 7 Pro (OEM) SP1 (64-bit)

Hello Tweaker,

I'm new to Windows 7 (3 weeks), being a long-time XP fan. I thank you kindly for writing ShellFolderFix. It's one of the things that makes the difference between Windows 7 feeling broken and usable. I depend on your product daily. I can't thank you enough for your contribution to Windows 7, and to us users.

I have a question, though. One of the issues I ran into in XP, was the OS's finite capacity to remember folder sizes/positions. The limit is 8,000 folders in XP. Every year or so, I'd hit that limit, and XP would start forgetting folder sizes/positions. My only option was to run a "fix", which would reinitialize its "memory" of all folders (folder database?), causing it to forget all folder positions/sizes, and then I could start again, and be good for about another year.

I'm aware that your app has a Folder Database setting, and I've set it to the maximum value of 10,000.

My question: Will ShellFolderFix's database eventually fill up? If so, please consider the following ideas, which would make ShellFolderFix appear NOT to reach its limits as quickly, or possibly ever:

(1) Periodically (perhaps weekly, monthly, or at user request), verify that the entries in the folder database point to folders that still exist. If they don't, delete the entry from the folder database. XP doesn't do this, and it hits its limit and becomes "forgetful".

(2) Date/Time stamp each record in ShellFolderFix's database with the time when a folder was opened by the user. When ShellFolderFix reaches its database limit and the user create a new folder, delete the oldest folder reference from the database in order to preserve the settings for the most recently used folder. This way, if you must forget a folder's size/position, let it me one that hasn't been accessed the longest. Frequently used folders will always be remembered. This option is much better, if you were to implement only one.

Thank you again for creating ShellFolderFix, and for your consideration on these ideas.

Best regards,
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13 May 2013   #480

Win 7 Pro 64bit

I haven't seen Tweaker around for a while now. I hope he/she is OK. Their profile says last message was posted 13 Feb 2010 and last activity was 12 Jun 2011.
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