ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

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  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #571

    Barman58 said:
    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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  2. Posts : 28,692
    Windows 10 Pro x64 [Latest Release Preview]
       #572

    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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  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #573

    Barman58 said:
    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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  4. Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
       #574

    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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  5. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Professional
       #575

    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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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro x64 ver 1803
       #576

    I just want to thank the author for writing ShellFolderFix. I can't tell you how annoying it is to open windows for them to not appear where exactly you want them to. It's my desktop. I want the windows to open where I want them, not were Microsoft decides. Worse than that, they seem to have completely given up on saving shell window positions at all in Windows 10. ShellFolderFix fixes what should have been built into the OS. The whole damn bagmru limit and associated crap has been an issue for years. This from a long time IT person, using/installing/deploying Windows professionally since Windows 3.x. Thanks again.
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  7. Posts : 2
    Win 10
       #577

    Hello,
    everything working as expected, very good. I tried so many other programs which are fully overloaded and not really working.

    I would like to give a feature request:

    - to be able to store keyboard shortcuts for each workspace

    I would also suggest to offer a simple and a paid pro version with more features. That would be fully ok for me.
    - pro version also with support for exe program windows
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  8. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 pro
       #578

    Is there any way of doing a complete backup of the settings?
    The reason I ask is that on occasion when I have to hard boot my computer, shell folder fix loses every single setting, and then i'm deleting, reinstalling, and setting up every window again.
    So I wonder where are the settings stored? Is this something I can copy to another folder and use as a backup?
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  9. Posts : 2
    win7 pro 32+64
       #579

    Hi Tweaker,
    I am using ShellFolderFix since long time and I am very satisfied, BUT:
    My System: i7; WIN7-64 8GB
    On my main Windows Desktop I am using a lot of individual folders. Within these folders I arragened a lot of application icons in an individual order and position. Now due to some reconfigurations with my grafic cards the desktop is sometimes reordered with all the application icons and folder icons. AND, unfortunately, the icon position inside the folder are dearranged as well.
    With your tool SFF I rearrange all the icons, and that works realy good. BUT INSIDE FOLDERS it doesn't work.
    What am I doing wrong? Is there another tool available?
    best regards
    Alhard
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  10. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 pro
       #580

    alihor said:
    Hi Tweaker,
    I am using ShellFolderFix since long time and I am very satisfied, BUT:
    My System: i7; WIN7-64 8GB
    On my main Windows Desktop I am using a lot of individual folders. Within these folders I arragened a lot of application icons in an individual order and position. Now due to some reconfigurations with my grafic cards the desktop is sometimes reordered with all the application icons and folder icons. AND, unfortunately, the icon position inside the folder are dearranged as well.
    With your tool SFF I rearrange all the icons, and that works realy good. BUT INSIDE FOLDERS it doesn't work.
    What am I doing wrong? Is there another tool available?
    best regards
    Alhard
    Did you increase the memory from the default of 500 folders?
    I set mine at the max 10,000, and I never have that happen.
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