Window layout for one project not being saved

I'm using version 2016.3.2 (yes, I know it's older, but company policy.) I have a number of projects set up, and most of them remember my tool window positions when I shut down and restart. But one project absolutely refuses. I open the project, set Favorites and Structure to display as docked and split, and when I shut down and come back in the next time, that project opens with the Project tool window taking up the entire left pane. 

I've seen the answer at https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/207053205-set-structure-tool-window-to-be-perm-docked-to-right-side, and I've compared the workspace.xml files of the project that's not working with one that is, but can't find anything different. I would have thought the panes would be controlled by the 

<component name="ToolWindowManager">

element, but it seems to be identical in both projects. What am I doing wrong? I know this is a minor thing, but it's annoying.

Here's what it currently looks like on opening this project:

Here's what it *should* look like:

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Hello,

It's worth to try to close the project, move the .idea folder out of it, open the project, configure the layout and reopen it/restart PhpStorm - will the layout stay the same or not?

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