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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

22 Jul 2017   #551
nevesswodniw

7 Ult x64 sp1
 
 

When I first started using SFF years ago, I remember it working like I wanted it to, but for about the last 6-12mnths it doesn't seem to be working I remember it working....

For example if I open 10 folders, split screen, 5 on the left, 5 on the right. Then I save database, save workspace, and close all folders and exit SFF.

If I then restore the saved workspace, all 10 folders open up, but in the wrong order and in the wrong position, mostly just open up off centre.

What I really want is for it to open all 10 folder in order and correct size and position, so Folder1 on left, F2 right, F3 left etc...


Is it supposed to work like that? I really cant remember if it ever did at the beginning to be honest

If it cannot, is there something that will do exactly that?

Thanks.


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23 Jul 2017   #552
PeteMc

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

What if you actually position the windows vs. using Windows split screen to position them? I don't know that the split screen is seen as a window position vs. a temporary Windows screen function.

Even with the old Windows that "correctly" remembered windows positions, I don't think they'd be remembered if you shut down from a split screen mode. They'd open up again in their last individually remembered position. (Possibly reset to the default because it was in a split screen mode when shut down.)
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23 Jul 2017   #553
nevesswodniw

7 Ult x64 sp1
 
 

Hmm, not sure if split screen is a feature of windows 7, but what I meant was I just open up new windows and then just flick it to the left and right, and it just auto snaps into place taking up half the screen.

I think i tried just moving them into place too, but same results, but I'll try again.
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06 Aug 2017   #554
herthh

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Says cannot read variable APPDATA

On my system says "Cannot read environment variable APPDATA" and stops. I tried both ShellFolderFixUI.exe and the 64bit named version. I have W7 Pro.
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08 Aug 2017   #555
PeteMc

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi herthh,

You're describing a Windows issue, not a SFF issue. Take a look at the Microsoft link below or just search for something like "Cannot read environment variable APPDATA" to find other solutions.


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ication-folder
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10 Aug 2017   #556
herthh

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeteMc View Post
Hi herthh,

You're describing a Windows issue, not a SFF issue. Take a look at the Microsoft link below or just search for something like "Cannot read environment variable APPDATA" to find other solutions.


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ication-folder
Indeed, I looked up than setting on another system and set APPDATA manually, what led to a successful installation. However, the application did not fixed my issue, what is that a selected column (e.g. by Date) is being forgotten. However every directory can have its own setting of layout (e.g. Tiles or Details) and they will be individually preserved.

I suspect something got damaged in the registry. Windows rely too much on thousands of registry settings, instead of simply having the functionality directly coded. The antipodal to the KISS principle: keep it simple, stupid. It will not be easy to identify the issue.
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