Screenshot of ShellFolderFix 1.1, an enhancement app for the Windows operating system.
Free Freeware
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Feb 18, 2014


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 software download filed under desktop enhancement software 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.

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

ShellFolderFix 1.1.4 on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from desktop enhancement software without restrictions. ShellFolderFix 1.1.4 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows.

Filed under:
  1. ShellFolderFix Download
  2. Freeware Desktop Enhancement Software
  3. Major release: ShellFolderFix 1.1
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.