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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

23 Mar 2017   #531
kazink

Windows 7 - 64, Windows XP
 
 

Hi all. I've just seen that the download links are not available any more, and people cannot find any other place where the ShellFolderFix can be downloaded, so I thought I would share my copy of it.

I used SFF for very long time on Windows 7, and it was a blessing. Then I moved to Windows 8 and 10 on my devices, and it wasn't needed any more. Recently I had to return to Windows 7 on some of my machines, and I noticed the SFF is not needed any more. It looks like Windows will now remember folder window positions by itself, like in Windows XP. However, SFF may be still useful for those wanting more control over how the position-keeping behaves.

The zipped file contains all of the versions that were available: installer and both 32 and 64-bit versions in a manual installation form. I intend this link to be available for a very long time - possibly until I die or dropbox stops providing free services But someone could make a mirror anyway, perhaps on a different file hosting service, just in case.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5kng1au3jf...1.1.4.zip?dl=1

Bon apetit

Disclaimer: I only provide the original files to download, because they are not available from the source any more. I'm not in any way associated with the creator of the program, and I don't provide any support. I have not modified the files in any way. Use at your own risk.


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23 Mar 2017   #532
z3r010

 

Links fixed
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25 Mar 2017   #533
Protium

Win 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7eleven View Post
Protium you're the last chance for life on Galaxy Nebula !
But the link in your post is broken.
Can you please revitalise us?

File not found.
Sorry, that file doesn’t live here anymore. It might have been moved or made private.
Dropbox have been making changes I think. The file is still in my dropbox but they've changed the link to it..

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kazink View Post
The zipped file contains all of the versions that were available: installer and both 32 and 64-bit versions in a manual installation form. I intend this link to be available for a very long time - possibly until I die or dropbox stops providing free services But someone could make a mirror anyway, perhaps on a different file hosting service, just in case.
Thanks for doing this mate. You are right about having it on another site as well.

I have uploaded it to my business site in case dropbox do more weird stuff

Download here > Shell Folder Fix 1.1.4
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26 Mar 2017   #534
jabloomf1230

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

Was the file in a public Dropbox folder? As of March 1, 2017, all DB public folders were converted to private folders.
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02 Apr 2017   #535
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kazink View Post
Then I moved to Windows 8 and 10 on my devices, and it wasn't needed any more.
What? For me it is still needed on Win 8.1
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02 Apr 2017   #536
Paul Millette

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks greatly for posting the link to Win 7 Shell folder fix. I've been very frustrated fighting with this issue for over a month, lots of useless references to links that no longer work. Really "ticked" me off.
Your fix did work perfectly, I couldn't believe it when I first saw it, thanks again a thousand times.

Paul
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03 Apr 2017   #537
kazink

Windows 7 - 64, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anixx View Post
What? For me it is still needed on Win 8.1
Don't know why, but the folder window positions and sizes are now properly remembered on my all Windows 7 and 8.1 machines without SFF (SFF has not been installed since system installation). I'm also using Classic Shell on all of them, but I can't find any option for that in it, so it's probably not it.
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05 Apr 2017   #538
menace97

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anixx View Post
What? For me it is still needed on Win 8.1
Same here! I am running Windows 8.1 x64 and I still use it. As soon as I disable it, things revert back to the annoying way it was.

So has this really been fixed in Windows 10?
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05 Apr 2017   #539
Paul Millette

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Must run @ every startup

This shell folder fix works well, but...

It has to be executed every time the computer starts up.
I put a shortcut of the .exe file in the startup folder, works good enuf for me.

Paul
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05 Apr 2017   #540
menace97

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Millette View Post
This shell folder fix works well, but...

It has to be executed every time the computer starts up.
I put a shortcut of the .exe file in the startup folder, works good enuf for me.

Paul
Hi Paul,

The 2nd checkbox option in the 'General' section of the application is 'Start automatically at logon' which may not be on by default, but the shortcut in the startup folder works too!

The only other option I have looked into is called WindowManager from DeskSoft, which sells for about $10:
DeskSoft - WindowManager - Window position and size manager

Review/Download
WindowManager 4.5.3 Download - TechSpot
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