Windows 10: Folder View Settings and Desktop Icon Positions Not Saving

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  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    chimera8888 said:
    You need to give yourself permission to edit the registry keys
    Start by right-clicking on the last sub-key which in this case is InProcServer32 and click on Permissions the Advanced then change Ownership to yourself.
    Assuming you're on Windows 10 click on Change -> Advanced again -> Find Now -> Administrators.
    Then tick the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" and also "Replace all child object permission entries..."
    Click OK
    Then select "Administrators" in the Permissions window you first opened and tick "Full Control" then hit OK
    Do that to the InProcServer32 folder and the {42aedc87-2188-41fd-b9a3-0c966feabec1} ​in both HKEY paths

    As for the reg file itself that i uploaded Right Click -> Properties -> Security tab ->follow the general steps i wrote above
    I tried to do that but not able to apply it. It'd be amazing if someone add screenshots of this settings.

    BTW thanks all people who helped to fix that annoying problem.
    Last edited by shaq1907; 25 Sep 2015 at 14:41.
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  2. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro

    OH MY GOODNESS! I just registered here to thank you! Thanks SO MUCH! FINALLY! That fix worked!
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  3. Posts : 3,502
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Lio said:
    Hi Slartybart :)

    ... sorry if you have some trouble. I'll try to attach here: Attachment 39236

    But I'm pretty sure the problem is in something with Eset.

    I had an issue on my Win10 Insider Preview machine after an AMD gfx driver update. It took me two days to sort it out.

    I read through this thread and see that ESET or a member over there posted a solution (work around?).
    That is great news for all members affected by the issue reported on this thread!

    I also read the recording, but it did not shed any new light on the issue.

    So, you were right - it was related to ESET. Good work on your part !

    Glad a solution was found and thanks to the member who posted it here on TenForums (I read quickly, so I'm not sure who posted it here first )
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    shaq1907 said:
    I tried to do that but not able to apply it. It'd be amazing if someone add screenshots of this settings.

    BTW thanks all people who helped to fix that annoying problem.
    And a friend fixed his notebook that way. Then used TeamViewer to fix my PC and notebook. Thank you guys. Really appreciate.
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  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Thank you very much, it is worked.

    Run regedit (start menu > run/search > regedit) and go to these 2 destinations:


    Double click on (Default) and replace "%SystemRoot%\SysWow64\shell32.dll" with "%SystemRoot%\system32\" in both file destinations.
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  6. Posts : 53
    Windows 10

    After a long week, it's finally fixed! :)

    Just a question, if ESET v8 (latest database) found or detected a virus/malware again, will it result to the folder view settings problem again?
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Thank you so much, guys! I just registered here to shout it out loud! Thanks to you I don't need to reinstall my sys. Awesome!
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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    I do not speak much English, and could not achieve solve the problem, after several attempts, I could solve the problem. Thank you!!!
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  9. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Enterprise N 64bit

    vkaraoke said:
    hi everyone,

    i seem to be having 2 issues with windows 10 pro x64 that occur simultaneously. The 2 issues are that my desktop icon positions are not being remembered (always shifting to the left after reboot - auto align is off) and my folder view settings are not being saved (change folder preference to thumbnail view -> close window -> reopen same folder but always displays list mode).

    The things i have tried so far is:
    - rebooting into safe mode and typing in sfc /scannow in the command prompt (did not fix)
    - rebuilding my windows 10 icon cache using the .bat file and methods found here (did not fix)

    it seems the only way to fix these issues to to format and perform a clean install of windows or recovering from a previously working cloned windows 10. However, regardless of the approach, after a few days the 2 issues will emerge simultaneously after some point.

    I was wondering if anyone else was/is experiencing these issues or if there are any fixes i could try? Thanks.

    edit: 9/22/2015

    it seems to be reported by a majority of folks here in the forums that there is a strong correlation between windows 10 (any version) and eset (antivirus or security suite - doesn't matter which version). Essentially, if/when eset detects a virus and proceeds to remove or quarantine the virus, the result afterwards is that eset does something to the windows registry that *borks* the registry and thus will result in the 2 issues being discussed.

    Several members have attempted various approaches to fix the problem to no avail. It has been suggested that the only way to permanently fix the problem is to completely reformat windows 10 (clean install) and use a different antivirus program (do not install eset after the clean installation).
    *it is important to note that uninstalling eset after experiencing these issues will not fix the problem as the damage is already done*

    in addition, a thread has been created in the official eset forums which brings up the 2 issues can be found here:

    i'll update the op when new development arises.

    edit: 9/25/2015 [manual fix]

    a user from the eset forums named arezco has posted a manual fix.

    Run regedit (start menu > run/search > regedit) and go to these 2 destinations:


    double click on (default) and replace "%systemroot%\syswow64\shell32.dll" with "%systemroot%\system32\" in both file destinations.

    Once done, restart your computer and see if the issues have been resolved.

    **it is important to note that you need to have permission to change the value of these keys so in order to do that you must perform the steps stated below.**

    **for people who feel uncomfortable or don't know know to modify their registry files, you can download and install these files which were created by forum resident chimera8888 which will automatically apply the registry fixes stated above. However, you will still need to give yourself permission to edit the registry keys (see paragraph above).**

    thanks it works!!!!
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  10. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Enterprise N 64bit

    I spent 2 day with this problem, then decided to do a clean reboot....same thing happened, I was determined to find a solution.....
    I thank you again. :)
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