Force ALL new explorer windows to open maximized?

  1. Posts : 6
    win 10

    Force ALL new explorer windows to open maximized?

    Is there a reg mod to Force ALL new explorer windows to open maximized?

    I know how to change the properties to open the shortcut maximized...but I'm wanting ALL windows to open maximized. For example when right clicking on a folder in explorer and selecting "Open in new window" I would rather that new explorer window be full screen rather than a small window that I ALWAYS have to adjust.

    I'm so tired of windows 10 opening supper small windows...
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  2. Posts : 5,200
    Windows 11 Home

    If I maximize the window and close it, all new windows open maximized automatically.

    Try this. Run CMD and copy/paste.
    reg delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell" /v "FolderType" /t REG_SZ /d "NotSpecified" /f
    taskkill /im explorer.exe /f & explorer.exe

    Open Explorer - select the desired size (full screen) and view - go to:

    View - Options - View - Apply to Folders - OK - Close Explorer ASAP
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  3. Posts : 6
    win 10
    Thread Starter

    Ohh hey that great thanks! ...but doesnt the default windows size change whenever I change the windows size of the last used window? What exactly does your CMD string do? Does it delete ALL windows explorer view settings?

    For some strange reason today every windows is opening maximized! I didn't run the CMD string, I didn't adjust any window sizes. Why/how does this happen?
    Last edited by SP1200; 25 Dec 2017 at 16:09.
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