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    Windows Explorer window goes to default size after Jan'15 updates, how to fix?

    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit.

    I installed all the Windows regular monthly updates today morning & rebooted as required. Noted later in the day that when I open Windows Explorer, it opens to its default size & settings (Tiles view); my previous settings (a larger window, Details view, and column sizes) all appear to have been lost.
    I have tried the usual tricks mentioned at various places on the internet:
    - resize the window & close, and Windows will remember
    - resize the window, then hold down Alt key and press Close button and Windows will remember
    - resize the window, then hold down Ctrl key and press Close button and Windows will remember
    Have tried with left Alt/Ctrl key, right Alt/Ctrl key, even both Alt-Ctrl keys together. Nothing works, Explorer just keeps opening to default size & settings.

    Anyone know how to fix this?

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    Which Internet Explorer? I rolled back from IE 11 to IE 10. Then unchecked the Install update versions of IE automatically [or words to that effect]. I had troubles with IE 11.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumped View Post
    ...when I open Windows Explorer, it opens to its default size & settings...Anyone know how to fix this?
    See if this helps: Reset Windows Explorer Folder View Settings in Windows 7
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    RolandJS,
    My IE is v10.0.x. Anyway, there was no IE update in the Jan patches.

    Coochin,
    Tried the Reset Folders and the Ctrl-key trick (had tried that previously too), no luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumped View Post
    RolandJS,
    My IE is v10.0.x. Anyway, there was no IE update in the Jan patches.

    Coochin,
    Tried the Reset Folders and the Ctrl-key trick (had tried that previously too), no luck.
    I have had problems after an update of the system reverting back to another profile.
    It acts like a new installation, with that being said I found my old profile and was back in business.
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    Have you tried right clicking in the blank area above the URL box and selecting Restore ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    Have you tried right clicking in the blank area above the URL box and selecting Restore ?
    That only restores a maximized window to non-maximized. And the OP is talking about Windows Explorer, not Internet Explorer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    That only restores a maximized window to non-maximized. And the OP is talking about Windows Explorer, not Internet Explorer.
    It was probably because IE was mentioned - should have read the thread more closely....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    It was probably because IE was mentioned - should have read the thread more closely....
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    Ahhh, I see I, me, Roland, was the problem!! I mentioned IE -- my bad. Disregard any mention of IE. OP is only talking about windows Explorer
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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    Ahhh, I see I, me, Roland, was the problem!! I mentioned IE -- my bad. Disregard any mention of IE. OP is only talking about windows Explorer
    Forgiven

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