Make Windows 7 Remember Window Explorer Position & Size

According to some users in various forums, Windows 7 cannot remember the position and size of the window after you reopen it. This is not the case with me(using 64-bit OS) since Windows 7 has always remembered the exact position & size of the window when opening Windows Explorer or any other folder inside it.

To all those who are facing such a problem can try using ShellFolderFix. It basically forces Windows to remember the last position of the open Window of each folder and it’s size. It could be useful if you are using dual-monitor setup but is equally useful for everyone else.

Shell Folder Fix


Since I am not having any such problem, personally we cannot validate how good will this app work. According to many users who have tried it, the latest version has fixed the problem and is a life-saver.

Download ShellFolderFix

It is a portable tool that has been developed exclusively for Windows 7(both 32-bit and 64-bit) only.

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  • DM

    I’m running Windows 7 64 and the windows sizes used to be remembered. Just recently, they started coming up differently. Very annoying.

  • http://gnrsu.com G.N.R.S.U

    it make 7′ s operations faster

  • Temp

    If you do not have this issue then you do not work with folders much as its a BY DESIGN Win 7 issue!

    It is not there to make naything faster that is BS, its jsut some dumb decision made by MS to remove a feature in every other Windows OS!

    Windows does remeber the size/position of the last closed window (not talking apps as they are remembered) but it makes all others the same size/position as that last closed window!

    • Mike Mounier


      > Windows does remeber the size/position of the last closed
      > window (not talking apps as they are remembered) but it makes
      > all others the same size/position as that last closed window!

       ⇑⇑
      This is *exactly* right. Hopefully this tool will help, I’m giving it a try.

  • Cam226

    I know this sounds wierd but it works. 1. Open the window that you want to
    resize. 2. Close or minimize other windows. 3. Right click on task bar and then
    left click on “show windows side by side”. 4. Resize/position the window to the
    way you want it. 5. Close the window.
    Now the new size/position will be remembered when you reopen it. This works with most windows/programs but not all. Once you try it a few
    times, it’s easy, and requires no extra little programs. Works with IE but all
    websites will open in same remembered position.

    • http://twitter.com/AliKavrak Ali Kavrak

      Just tried it and it doesn’t work. Is this supposed to work on Win 7 (32-bit)?

    • Mike Mounier

      This will NOT work, and the OP has misunderstood the problem, and/or never does any file managing activities that necessitate several Windows Explorer windows being open at once. Also, Windows 7 handles program windows and file management (Windows Explorer) windows *completely* differently. There are no problems with program windows always opening the same way, even without any fancy tricks; Windows does that well on its own. With Windows Explorer windows, however, the OP’s extra steps involving the “side-by-side” thing will not touch the central problem which is the fact that every single other Windows Explorer window will thereafter open exactly the same way as the one he instructs to resize to taste in his steps. As for “the new size/position will be remembered when you reopen it”, of course it will, and it would do so even without the whole side-by-side thing. The problem again is that every single OTHER Windows Explorer window (but not program window) will ALSO open to look exactly like that. Windows 7 is like that BY DESIGN, people, which means that any method not involving registry hacks and/or a separate file manager plugin ( like the one suggested by “Temp”, which I’ve downloaded but not yet tried ) will not, CAN not, yield the desired result.