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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

05 May 2018   #561
Kivlov

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hello. I've found a small bug in ShellFolderFix 1.1.5 (x64, version with installer). The program was installed in "Program Files" folder (that is right), but when I checked the option "Start automatically on logon", the program added itself in autostart with a wrong path - "Program Files (x86)" folder. So, I have to edit the path to its executable in autostart manually to get it launched automatically.

P.S.: Sorry, if this issue was reported already.


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06 May 2018   #562
PeteMc

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

SFF basically remembers where it was launched from. So is it possible that you launched it from the Program Files (x86) folder first? Then moved it to the Program Files folder?

And the Start With Windows is not selected by default. You need to go check it after you've started the program.

I'm guessing the fix to your current issue would be to UNcheck the Start With Windows and shut down SFF. Reboot. Go to whatever folder you have the program located in and launch it manually. Then re-check the Start With Windows box. And reboot again to see if it starts correctly.
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06 May 2018   #563
Kivlov

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeteMc View Post
SFF basically remembers where it was launched from. So is it possible that you launched it from the Program Files (x86) folder first? Then moved it to the Program Files folder?

And the Start With Windows is not selected by default. You need to go check it after you've started the program.

I'm guessing the fix to your current issue would be to UNcheck the Start With Windows and shut down SFF. Reboot. Go to whatever folder you have the program located in and launch it manually. Then re-check the Start With Windows box. And reboot again to see if it starts correctly.
I did exactly the same, but it didn't fix the issue.

The full story:

1. I used a portable version on my 2nd HDD - it was located at D:\Tools\ShellFolderFix
2. Then I decided to move all programs, which exist in my autostart list to the system drive.
3. I turned off autostart from the ShellFolderFix menu.
4. Firstly, I moved it manually to Program Files (x86) folder, but then I decided that I was wrong, as it's x64 application.
5. Again, I turned off autostart from the ShellFolderFix menu.
6. And this time I used the version with installer - it was installed correctly to Program Files folder.
7. I launched it and enabled autostart from the ShellFolderFix menu, but it added a link to Program Files (x86) folder instead of Program Files in my autostart list.
8. I edited the link manually to Program Files.
9. I tried redoing everything like you described, but without success.
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07 May 2018   #564
Kivlov

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Addition:

I just checked this issue on another PC, where ShellFolderFix was never located in "Program Files (x86)" folder. I installed it (in the "Program Files" folder), and after I checked the autostart option, it added the wrong path to the "Program Files (x86)" folder.
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07 May 2018   #565
PeteMc

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I have installed SFF on multiple machines and have always put it in Program Files and have never had a problem.

I'd suggest double checking that the only folder/program location is in Program Files folder. Turnoff the Auto Start and Exit the program. Reboot and then go search the registry (if you're comfortable with do that) for: shellfolderfix and delete all entries.

Reboot and then go into you folder in Program Files and start SFF again and check off the Auto Start.
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