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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

25 Aug 2018   #571
JohnW2

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
not sure if this might help ... it's a generic thread dealing with folder appearance in our Sister Site for Windows 10 ...
Thanks for your interest. At first glance, I think that thread may be like many others I've found, talking primarily about folder settings which apply to all folders (or, at least, all folders of one 'type'), rather than individually for each folder - but I'll have a more careful read.

I did post a question in your sister Win10 site a little while ago, asking about folder-specific view settings, but was essentially told that it can't be done with W10 itself (which I knew) but with no-one suggesting any 3rd-party apps that could do it, either.

Thanks again for your input. If I do discover anything useful, I'll report it here, since its possible that it might also be applicable to Win7.

Kind Regards, John


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25 Aug 2018   #572
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I think that individual settings for folder appearance went with the end of XP, at least with regards to windows itself, you may find some basic 3rd party tool from the XP era that was written well enough to still work,

Windows versions rarely actually remove the settings in the registry even for controls that they remove from the user interface, so that may be a possible way if they are there and still documented correctly somewhere
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25 Aug 2018   #573
JohnW2

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I think that individual settings for folder appearance went with the end of XP, at least with regards to windows itself, you may find some basic 3rd party tool from the XP era that was written well enough to still work, .... Windows versions rarely actually remove the settings in the registry even for controls that they remove from the user interface, so that may be a possible way if they are there and still documented correctly somewhere
Thanks again.

If one compares the registry entries ('database') for folders in XP (I imagine that Vista is similar or identical) in

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags....

with the equivalent for Win10 in

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags....

... one can see what at least part of the problem is. Unfortunately contrary to what you suggest above, all the registry entries for things like window size/position which were present in XP (and probably Vista) have disappeared in Win10 (and, I assume, also Win7/8), and I presume this is why SFF had to maintain its own database of window sizes and positions.

I have seen it suggested that the reason for removal of the this functionality from Win7 onwards was that having to look up per-folder information in a registry 'database' was having a performance hit. However, that seems a daft excuse to me - since, even with Win7/8/10 as it is, it still has to look at that 'database' for information on 'display type' (Details, List, Icons etc.) and icon size, so I seriously doubt that it would take noticeably longer to look up other things as well!

Kind Regards, John
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2 Weeks Ago   #574
Danette

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Options Screen At Logon

I have selected the "Start automatically at logon" option and, when the computer starts up, the ShellFolderFix options screen also loads. It should not be loading. How do I get ShellFolderFix to load, but not the options screen? The shortcut link is placed in the Startup folder for the user, as it should be.
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2 Weeks Ago   #575
PeteMc

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I've seen that occasionally with other folders.

One "fix" with this has been to close the offending folder and then do a ShutDown, not Restart. See if it goes away after you turn the PC back on.

If not, rather than going crazy trying different options, my suggestion would be to try removing ShellFolderFix. Uninstall, Restart, reinstall ShellFolderFix, set your options, make sure the Option window is closed, Restart. Hopefully SFF will start as expected and the Option window will not open.
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