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When I open a folder and set the size, why doesen't Windows

by Seashell-Bob / February 27, 2008 3:19 PM PST

Remember it. When I reboot or sometimes when I must turn the power off due to a system hang up all my folder windows revert to their original default size instead of the size that I have previously set them to? This is aggravating since I normally operate with at least three windows open and sometimes more. What if anything am I doing wrong. Naturally I am talking about Windows-XP SP-2.

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Try this
by TONI H / February 27, 2008 7:22 PM PST

after you resize the window for windows explorer, before closing it, click Tools/Folder Options. Then scroll down the list and make sure there is a check mark in "remember each folders view", click Apply, and click the button that says "like all folders" on the View tab.

Click OK at the next window, then close it.

Try reopening a folder and see if it holds the size now...then try rebooting the computer and open a folder to see if it still holds that size.


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Short answer is memory
by Jimmy Greystone / February 27, 2008 7:38 PM PST

The short answer to your question, is the amount of memory it would take up to keep track of all of these settings. There are ways to get around that, but they have their own issues.

This has been a source of annoyance for people as far back as Windows95 going on about 13 years ago now. If Microsoft had any intention of "correcting" this behavior, they likely would have done so at some point over the last decade plus. Back in the Windows95 days there were a number of small programs that would fill this particular gap, but they all seem to have disappeared for some reason or another.

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(NT) Nod.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2008 7:53 PM PST
In reply to: Short answer is memory
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