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Fernando Ortega

Small utility that can save the position and layout of Windows with a few different tweaks and desktop enhancements.

ShellFolderFix is a freeware enhancement app that's been categorized by our editors under the desktop enhancement software category and made available by tweaker for Windows.

The review for ShellFolderFix has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below. We've also created some screenshots of the user interface to show the overall usage and features of this enhancement program.

Makes Windows Explorer folders retain size and position

This is an app to make Windows 7 explorer folder windows remember their size and position. It has a couple of additional features too, and hopefully some more later on. It does NOT manage window size/positions of regular applications, if you want that, other apps like Window Manager do it. Allthough I haven't tried it, in theory it should work to run Window Manager simultaneously, if it's configured to ignore folder windows (found as "CabinetWClass"). I'd strongly recommend configuring WM to ignore them, or disable WM, before running ShellFolderFix, to avoid any potential "fighting" between the two apps.

Packages available are non-installer versions (.zip) and a unified installer for both 32- and 64-bit systems (ShellFolderFixSetup.exe). When using the installer to upgrade from a previous version, it's good practice to exit any currently running ShellFolderFix before starting the installer, to reduce chances of needing a reboot.

Features and highlights

  • Correctly restores minimized/maximized states of folders when you log in (/ start windows)
  • Workspaces, allows you to save "presets" of your open folders (can be useful if you work on different projects and are used to have a set of folders open specifically for each project)
  • Tracks folders by folder name, and not window title.
  • Functionality completely independent of the windows setting to display full path in window title or not
  • Able to track folder changes when navigating to different folders inside a single window

Compatibility and License

ShellFolderFix is provided under a freeware license on Windows from the desktop enhancement software category with no restrictions on usage. Download and installation of this PC software is free and 1.1.4 is the latest version last time we checked.

Compatibility with this enhancement software may vary, but will generally run fine under Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. Depending on the options available for downloading, separate versions may be available from tweaker depending on the target system architecture.

Filed under:
  1. ShellFolderFix Download
  2. Freeware Desktop Enhancement Software
  3. Major release: 1.1
  4. Enhancement Software
  5. Software for Windows 10
ShellFolderFix has been picked by our editors as very good.
ShellFolderFix has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested ShellFolderFix 1.1.4 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

Free Download

for Windows
1.75 MB - Tested clean
Free Freeware
Windows 10 8 7 V XP
Feb 18, 2014
1.1.4 Latest 2014
User Rating: 4.1/5 ( 18 )
File Tested
Setup & Installation EXE
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