Redirect Win + E setting not saved

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Redirect Win + E setting not saved

#1 Post by pcvdbroek » 19.11.2021, 13:05

I want to redirect Win + E to redirect to FC, but the setting is not saved. I have to re-enable it after every reboot.

FreeCommander XE 2021 Build 859 64-bit donor on Windows 10 Enterprise 20H2.


Note: I was using the free version before and then decided to donate and install the new donor version. I removed the free version, but maybe some settings "remain" and cause problems?

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Re: Redirect Win + E setting not saved

#2 Post by Marek » 19.11.2021, 17:10

Works fine here.
Probably your settings are not saved automatically on program close.
After changing the option: save the settings with Tools-> Save settings.

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Re: Redirect Win + E setting not saved

#3 Post by pcvdbroek » 22.11.2021, 08:53

I tried to save the settings multiple times via Tools. But that doesn't seem to save it. When I close FC and start it again, the setting is saved. But once I reboot the pc the setting is lost.
Perhaps you can explain where this setting is stored so I can check before and after reboot? Is it in a file or in registry?
I was thinking, perhaps it is because I put a shortcut to FC in my startup folder, so it starts with Windows (since there is no option in FC itself to do so)?

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Re: Redirect Win + E setting not saved

#4 Post by Karol » 22.11.2021, 09:12

Perhaps you can explain where this setting is stored
All settings are in files.
The location of you settings you can find here (freecommander.ini): https://freecommander.com/fchelpxe/en/About.html

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Re: Redirect Win + E setting not saved

#5 Post by pcvdbroek » 22.11.2021, 10:56

I assume then it is this setting in FreeCommander.ini: SaveWinERedirect=1

This is always on 1, before and after reboot. So I have no explanation why this setting is not used after a reboot. I also see that FCWinERedirect.exe is not loaded after reboot.

So, am i doing something wrong when I want to start FC automatic after reboot? Should I use some command line parameter or something? What is a correct way to start it automatically?

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Re: Redirect Win + E setting not saved

#6 Post by pcvdbroek » 22.11.2021, 12:38

seems this thing is around since long time...

https://freecommander.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5766

I tried the suggestion to make a run entry in the registry. This works , but make sure the option "start minimized"is turned off.

1. Enter RegEdit
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
3. New String Value "FreeCommander"
4. Enter: "C:\Program Files\FreeCommander XE\FCWinERedirect.exe" "C:\Program Files\FreeCommander XE\FreeCommander.exe" (adjust the path)

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