File Explorer doesn't remember last position


wert

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For some reason File Explorer always opens up now on the right bottom corner of the screen.
In Windows 10 it could be done with "Ctrl+close window" and the next time File Explorer opened up in the same size and position as I closed it. Is there another way in Windows 11 or is it a glitch? Thanks in advance.
 

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I assume you have been to properties for the shortcut and set it to run maximised
 

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Thanks for your help.

I haven't been in properties (what properties would that be - explorer.exe ?). But I had a shortcut pinned to the taskbar and I opened it from there. After a couple times of deleting the shortcut and pinning to the taskbar I got File Explorer to open in the size and position how I want it. I wonder how long it will last this time.
 

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    Microsoft Windows 11 Home (x64) Version 22H2 (OS Build 22621.819)
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    Laptop
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    MSI GP63 Leopard 8RE
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    Intel Core i7-8750H 2200.0 MHz
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    MSI MS-16P5
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    16GB Samsung DDR4 SDRAM
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    Intel UHD Graphics 630 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 [MSI]
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    RealTek ALC1220
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yes the shortcut to explorer.exe right click and select properties and check if it is running normal window, minimised or maximised. Any problems accessing the properties, create a new shortcut. you could also try holding the shift key while resizing explorer and then shift and close it. then check if that has helped
 

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Thanks for the reply again.
I think I know now what the problem was. After a couple of tries it showed up, when I move the window to the top of the screen it also maximizes the window to the bottom of the screen (or vice versa) and this position it doesn't remember.
 

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  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Home (x64) Version 22H2 (OS Build 22621.819)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI GP63 Leopard 8RE
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-8750H 2200.0 MHz
    Motherboard
    MSI MS-16P5
    Memory
    16GB Samsung DDR4 SDRAM
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    Intel UHD Graphics 630 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 [MSI]
    Sound Card
    RealTek ALC1220
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    sec. screen DELL P2419H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    Samsung SSD 970 EVO 250GB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB
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    350Mbps / 10Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft build in
If you open explorer to a full screen window, then close it. It will always open to a full screen window again.
 

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If you open explorer to a full screen window, then close it. It will always open to a full screen window again.
that's right, there are a few exceptions
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware M18 R1
    CPU
    13th Gen Core i9 13900HX
    Memory
    32GB DDR5 @4800MHz 2x16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 4090HX 16GB
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD / Realtek ALC3254
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18" QHD+
    Screen Resolution
    25660 X 1600
    Hard Drives
    C: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    D: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    Case
    Dark Metallic Moon
    Keyboard
    Alienware M Series per-key AlienFX RGB
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer Killer AX1690 Wi-Fi Network Adaptor Wi-Fi 6E
    Bluetooth 5.2
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen i-9 10900 K
    Memory
    32Gb Dual Channel DDR4 @ 8843MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Hard Drive C: Samsung 2TB SSD PM981a NVMe
    Hard Drive D:Samsung 2TB SSD 970 EVO Plus
    Mouse
    Alienware 610M
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

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