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Windows 7: Auto Arrange?

16 Jan 2009   #1
ichiban

Windows 7 Beta 7000
 
 
Auto Arrange?

Hi All

I usually move my folders and files around so i know where things are but because auto arrange is on I'm unable to move anything. I've been searching high and low and cannot find out how to disbale auto arrange, can anyone help.


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16 Jan 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Ichiban, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's the same as in Vista. You would just uncheck Auto Arrange.

Desktop Icons - View and Sort By - Vista Forums

In addition: Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Jan 2009   #3
ichiban

Windows 7 Beta 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Ichiban, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's the same as in Vista. You would just uncheck Auto Arrange.

Desktop Icons - View and Sort By - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hi Shawn

the problem is not the files/folders on the desktop. i can see the "Auto Arrange" option when i right click while on the desktop, but is no "Auto Arrange" option when i right click and goto "View" while in a folder or drive directory.
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16 Jan 2009   #4
Solid004

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ichiban View Post
Hi Shawn

the problem is not the files/folders on the desktop. i can see the "Auto Arrange" option when i right click while on the desktop, but is no "Auto Arrange" option when i right click and goto "View" while in a folder or drive directory.
Yeah, that's quite annoying i can't move any file or folder in a folder.
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16 Jan 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ichiban View Post
Hi Shawn

the problem is not the files/folders on the desktop. i can see the "Auto Arrange" option when i right click while on the desktop, but is no "Auto Arrange" option when i right click and goto "View" while in a folder or drive directory.
I see. Well, you could use the Sort By, Stack By, or Group By options when you right click in a Windows Explorer window. It's a little closer to what you are wanting I hope.
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18 Jan 2009   #6
HWSOFT

windows 7
 
 

Because the auto arrange option in folder view is on,so we can not move and copy file or folder by click and drag. it is not convience.
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18 Jan 2009   #7
kooNz

Windows XP / Windows 7
 
 

I can't move my files and folders around either. It really bothers me /:

Anyone know if it can be fixed, and how? (:

'kooNz'
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18 Jan 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You cannot move them around in a Windows Explorer window like you can on the desktop with Auto Arrange unchecked.
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18 Jan 2009   #9
kooNz

Windows XP / Windows 7
 
 

BIG MISTAKE FROM MICROSOFT /;

they really need that fixed :b

'kooNz'
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18 Jan 2009   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You were not able to do so in Vista either though.
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