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Fernando Ortega

Makes Windows Explorer folders retain size and position.

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

ShellFolderFix 1.1 is a freeware enhancement app and developed by tweaker for Windows.

The download has been 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 ShellFolderFix to illustrate the user interface and 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 of ShellFolderFix

  • Able to track folder changes when navigating to different folders inside a single window.
  • Correctly restores minimized/maximized states of folders when you log in (/ start windows).
  • Functionality completely independent of the windows setting to display full path in window title or not.
  • Tracks folders by folder name and not window title.
  • 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).

Compatibility and License

ShellFolderFix is provided under a freeware license on Windows from desktop enhancement software 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.

Is ShellFolderFix for Windows 10?

Yes. It can run on a PC with Windows 11 or Windows 10. Previous versions of the operating system shouldn't be a problem with Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista having been tested. Windows XP is supported. It runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit systems with no dedicated 64-bit download provided.

Filed under:
  1. ShellFolderFix Download
  2. Free Desktop Enhancement Software
  3. ShellFolderFix 1.1
  4. 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.