"Start with last used folders" doesn't work

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"Start with last used folders" doesn't work

#1 Post by Ike » 05.03.2020, 08:51

I've reported this before, but so far no response.

Please check/review the "Start with last used folders" implementation. Very often it doesn't seem to work. Very often my FC opens with a set of folders not from the last session, but from a session days earlier. It looks like FC doesn't always store the list of open folders when it's closed.

(Usually my FC is closed automatically by logging off from Windows, instead of closing it manually)

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Re: "Start with last used folders" doesn't work

#2 Post by ralfso » 05.03.2020, 11:14

Ike wrote:
05.03.2020, 08:51
(Usually my FC is closed automatically by logging off from Windows, instead of closing it manually)
I think, thats the problem. FC hasn't the time to save the setting. It's closed by "end task" from windows.
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Re: "Start with last used folders" doesn't work

#3 Post by Dreamer » 05.03.2020, 20:26

If you're not using layouts, try to use them - and use also the option to auto save current layout.

Workaround, create some command to first close FC and then shut down pc and create a desktop shortcut for this command (or perhaps FC button could be created too).

Alternative for this could be external tool like HotkeyP, of course, it's just a workaround too, you can use "Multi command", first close FC, or even "Save settings", close FC, shut down pc. It's possible to add more commands there and assign it to any keyboard shortcut + confirmation dialog, or tray menu item.

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Re: "Start with last used folders" doesn't work

#4 Post by Ike » 06.03.2020, 08:00

When a user shuts down the Windows session Windows will notify all running application with a WM_QUERYENDSESSION (and later WM_ENDSESSION) message. It would be great if you can see, in a future release, if you can store the open folder list (and any other housekeeping that's done on application close) during that message.

In the mean time I will try the layout suggestion.

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Re: "Start with last used folders" doesn't work

#5 Post by Marek » 07.03.2020, 21:04

I have made some changes in the release 814 and it seems to works right now.

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Re: "Start with last used folders" doesn't work

#6 Post by Ike » 20.03.2020, 10:04

Thanks Marek,

I just installed 816. If I notice any more issues with the last-used-folders functionality I'll report back.

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