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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

06 Apr 2017   #541
PeteMc

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by menace97 View Post
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?

No, there's no change in Windows 10. And I've never found a good answer for why MS hasn't fixed the BUG in their software. (No, I can't bring myself to call it a needed "feature" since it worked just fine in Windows before!)

And since you don't know it wasn't fixed in Win10, I'm guessing you never upgraded. Unless you've got some custom program that won't run on Wni10, I sure would go see if you can still get the free upgrade!


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07 Apr 2017   #542
menace97

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeteMc View Post
No, there's no change in Windows 10. And I've never found a good answer for why MS hasn't fixed the BUG in their software. (No, I can't bring myself to call it a needed "feature" since it worked just fine in Windows before!)

And since you don't know it wasn't fixed in Win10, I'm guessing you never upgraded. Unless you've got some custom program that won't run on Wni10, I sure would go see if you can still get the free upgrade!
Thanks Pete!

That's what I feared, but it doesn't surprise me at all. I actually do have Windows 10 - I just haven't had any desire to transition yet, as my computer has been configured and customized just the way I like it on Windows 8.1 - and when I'm ready to move to 10 I'll do it on my schedule thank you very much Microsoft!

I have been using Steve Gibson's nifty utility Never10 to keep it at bay until I'm ready to go to that OS. I'm getting a new computer fairly soon, and then I will install Windows 10 on one of my machines to give it a try. I'm not really dreading going to Windows 10... I just didn't want to do so when everything was running so smoothly. I really didn't appreciate Microsoft's aggressive tactics of pushing it out the way it did. I get it MS... you want us all on one operating system, yikes! So I upgraded, then immediately re-imaged my computer back to 8.1.

It does look pretty interesting though!
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23 Apr 2017   #543
tube

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks! I just recently upgraded from Windows Vista to this OS a few days ago and I found myself amiss with this feature. So glad I stumbled upon this from a cnet article here. I haven't gotten too deep into it as I simply need it for the regular folder like Documents, Video, Music and misc folders for my projects and whatnot but it feels like I never left Vista. Why would MS even take this thing off in the first place or at least leave it in place I just can't grasp it.

Thanks again man.
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25 Apr 2017   #544
Vector

home: Windows 7 x64 • work: OS X 10.12
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tube View Post
Why would MS even take this thing off in the first place or at least leave it in place I just can't grasp it.

Thanks again man.
It almost feels as though they don't fully test their systems before releasing them.
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26 Apr 2017   #545
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by menace97 View Post
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?
No. Newer Windows versions even do not have the registry keys where Win95-XP stored the window positions.
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11 May 2017   #546
iweristDFF

Windows 10 64bit Creators Update
 
 
shellfolderfix and creators update

I just updated Windows 10 with the Creators Update and now ShellFolderFix is not working correctly.

The program still saves the last size you made your folder, however the ability to move icon into a desired position is not working.
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12 May 2017   #547
PeteMc

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

As it did with the Anniversary issue, I found that Windows changed a few things when Creator was installed.

Try right clicking on your desktop, go to View and just make sure Windows didn't turn on "Auto arrange icons"
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12 May 2017   #548
iweristDFF

Windows 10 64bit Creators Update
 
 

No, Creators Update did not change the Desktop auto-arrange settings.

And, of course, I'm referring to folders not on the desktop.
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