File Explorer doesn't remember last position


wert

Member
Local time
3:21 AM
Posts
3
OS
Microsoft Windows 11 Home (x64) Build 22000.258
Microsoft Windows 11 Home (x64) Build 22000.258

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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Home (x64) Build 22000.258
    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
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 [MSI]
    Sound Card
    RealTek ALC1220
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL P2419H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO 250GB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB
    Internet Speed
    350Mbps / 10Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft build in

The-Hive

Well-known member
VIP
Guru
Local time
11:21 AM
Posts
7,017
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
I assume you have been to properties for the shortcut and set it to run maximised
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Case
    Dark side of the moon
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro / Windows 11 Pro Dev build
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    WD 2GB EXT
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

wert

Member
Thread Starter
Local time
3:21 AM
Posts
3
OS
Microsoft Windows 11 Home (x64) Build 22000.258
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Home (x64) Build 22000.258
    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
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 [MSI]
    Sound Card
    RealTek ALC1220
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL P2419H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO 250GB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB
    Internet Speed
    350Mbps / 10Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft build in

The-Hive

Well-known member
VIP
Guru
Local time
11:21 AM
Posts
7,017
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
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
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Case
    Dark side of the moon
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro / Windows 11 Pro Dev build
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    WD 2GB EXT
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

wert

Member
Thread Starter
Local time
3:21 AM
Posts
3
OS
Microsoft Windows 11 Home (x64) Build 22000.258
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Home (x64) Build 22000.258
    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
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 [MSI]
    Sound Card
    RealTek ALC1220
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL P2419H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO 250GB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB
    Internet Speed
    350Mbps / 10Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft build in

AddRAM

R.I.P.
Power User
VIP
Local time
6:21 AM
Posts
689
Location
Mandalore
OS
Windows 11 Pro
If you open explorer to a full screen window, then close it. It will always open to a full screen window again.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Skylake Special X299
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 9900X
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II
    Memory
    GSkill Trident Z RGB 32GB 3600 16-16-16-36 (F4-3600C16Q-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 3080 12GB FTW3 Ultra Gaming (12G-P5-4877-KL)
    Sound Card
    Supreme FX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PG279Q
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440 165Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 500GB x2, Seagate Barracuda 4TB x2, Western Digital Black 4TB x1
    PSU
    EVGA 1200 P2, EVGA Black Custom Braided Cables
    Case
    Thermaltake View 31 Tempered Glass Limited Edition
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
    Keyboard
    Logitech G910 Orion Spark
    Mouse
    Logitech G700s, Asus ROG GX860 Buzzard
    Internet Speed
    Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway 75/75
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes 4.5.2
    Other Info
    Thermaltake Riing Duo 14 x3, Thermaltake Riing Plus 14 x2, Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless Headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Skylake Special Z170
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1
    Memory
    GSkill Trident Z RGB 16GB 3600 16-16-16-36 (F4-3600C16D-16GTZR)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC x2, EVGA Pro SLI Bridge
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC G2460PG
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 144Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 870 Evo 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 4TB x2
    PSU
    EVGA 1000 P2, EVGA White Custom Braided Cables
    Case
    Corsair Vengeance C70 Gunmetal Black
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i v2, Corsair ML120 x2, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
    Mouse
    Logitech G500s
    Keyboard
    Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum
    Internet Speed
    Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway 75/75
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes 4.5.2
    Other Info
    Corsair SP120 x4, LG Blu-ray Drive, Durabrand HT-395 100 Watt Dolby Digital Amp

The-Hive

Well-known member
VIP
Guru
Local time
11:21 AM
Posts
7,017
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
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 Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Case
    Dark side of the moon
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro / Windows 11 Pro Dev build
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    WD 2GB EXT
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
Top Bottom