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Windows 7: Windows Explorer not opening maximized and I can't run SFC to fix it.

21 Mar 2020   #11

Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by graywoulf View Post
I have lost count for every time I have done that. I even manually set the margins and close it and it still comes up in a small window. It is very frustrating. And sorry for the delayed response. Your post was stuck into my junk folder for some reason as was a lot of other items that should not have been.

Yours is not the first Junk folder that I've had the honor of gracing!

There is one advantage of using a Desktop Shortcut to open folders and programs, because in the Properties of the Shortcut, you can specify how you want the program to open.
I don't remember when I learned that little trick, but it was a very long time ago.
(my first MS OS was MSDOS 2.0)

I hope you get it all fingered out.

For the past two days, I've been solving numerous problems with my own computer. I had an old 512m Flash Drive that I've been using for years, to boot up my PC to Ghost, to do all of my backups. Just a few days ago, it stopped booting up my PC. What the heck?!!!

All the files were still on the FD, but it just would not boot my PC. So I copied all the files to a temp folder on my desktop.

I determined that the FD was formatted FAT-16. Arggg! So I used a little program from HP to reformat the FD and make it dos bootable. Then I copied all the files back to that FD and now it works again.
What an absolute pain in the arse!
It's fortunate that I'm retired and have time to fuss with things like that. Eh?

Y'all take care now.
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22 Mar 2020   #12

Windows 7 64bit SP1

Thanks for reminding me to make a Boot FD for my laptop. I found one of the File Explorer alternatives and installed it. It works fine, opens maximized but I could not figure out how to make it a default alternative to the messed up file explorer.

So, that got me thinking, what if I just replace the old file explorer with a new version of the original one. The problem with that is that I can't find is as a downloadable file. All that shows up in a search are alternative replacements. Oh well.
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