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Windows 7: How do I manually drag and drop photos in any order I want?

19 Jul 2012   #11
LisaMacAuley

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I spent 2 hours on the phone with HP today and gave them access to my computer to try to get the "disable" to work. We got nowhere. Their conclusion is that it just won't work. Bummer.

I'm going to start researching programs so I can find one that will do what I need it to do. Any ideas?


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19 Jul 2012   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It works, but it just depends on how you're using it.

Were you ever able to run the Disable_Windows_7_Explorer_Auto_Arrange.bat file?

If so, are you trying to arrange items in a library folder??

What were the results of the blue NOTE box and red WARNING box at the top of the tutorial?
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23 Jul 2012   #13
LisaMacAuley

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Brink,

Well, after 2 hours on the phone with an HP tech, whom I allowed access to my PC, it couldn't be done. The Tech actually uninstalled the "disable bat" that I had downloaded, saying it could harm my computer.

What I wanted to do with my pictures is identify people in them, make captions, organize them and make a video with music to share with my family. I was only able to identify people and make captions in Windows Live Photo Gallery. After a day-and-a-half of trying to find out how to "organize" the photos the way I wanted them to be organized (through tutorials, HP and the Forum), I gave up and was tempted to just purchase a program that would do what I need it to do.

So....I was just playing around and I clicked on "Movie" at the top of my Windows Live Photo Gallery page. My pictures transfered to Movie Maker. I read the tutorial for Movie maker and fond out I could move the pictures around to get them "just the way I wanted them". UREKA! Once I did that, I added music to the movie and shared my movie with my family by uploading it to a link. I also burned a DVD that I could play on my TV.

That's exactly what I wanted to do and I thought I explained that to the HP tech and in my first posts to the Forum. Why didn't anyone catch on to what I needed to know?

The bottom line is...in Windows Live Photo Gallery one CANNOT move photos around (drag and drop), but you can drag and drop them in Windows Movie Maker. I hope this is helpful to some that seem as frunstrated as I was.

Regards,

Lisa
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23 Jul 2012   #14
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i think we got the impression you wanted to move the pictures in any order in an explorer window, not specifically drag and drop pictures into Windows Live Photo Gallery.
anyhow at least you had a positive result in the end
well done
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23 Jul 2012   #15
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LisaMacAuley View Post
Hi Brink,

Well, after 2 hours on the phone with an HP tech, whom I allowed access to my PC, it couldn't be done. The Tech actually uninstalled the "disable bat" that I had downloaded, saying it could harm my computer.

What I wanted to do with my pictures is identify people in them, make captions, organize them and make a video with music to share with my family. I was only able to identify people and make captions in Windows Live Photo Gallery. After a day-and-a-half of trying to find out how to "organize" the photos the way I wanted them to be organized (through tutorials, HP and the Forum), I gave up and was tempted to just purchase a program that would do what I need it to do.

So....I was just playing around and I clicked on "Movie" at the top of my Windows Live Photo Gallery page. My pictures transfered to Movie Maker. I read the tutorial for Movie maker and fond out I could move the pictures around to get them "just the way I wanted them". UREKA! Once I did that, I added music to the movie and shared my movie with my family by uploading it to a link. I also burned a DVD that I could play on my TV.

That's exactly what I wanted to do and I thought I explained that to the HP tech and in my first posts to the Forum. Why didn't anyone catch on to what I needed to know?

The bottom line is...in Windows Live Photo Gallery one CANNOT move photos around (drag and drop), but you can drag and drop them in Windows Movie Maker. I hope this is helpful to some that seem as frunstrated as I was.

Regards,

Lisa
I'm happy to hear that you got it how you wanted. Thank you for posting back with your results.

Sorry. I was under the impression you wanted to move them around in Windows Explorer how you like and not with "Windows Live Photo Gallery". Unfortunately, you never mentioned "Windows Live Photo Gallery" or "Movie Maker" until now for us to know.

The disable .bat will not harm anyone's computer. If one doesn't like what it does, then the enable .bat will undo it to go back to defaults.
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23 Jul 2012   #16
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

Personally, I absolutely HATE Windows Live Photo Gallery. I have posted elsewhere with my battle with it. I had a great programme from 2004 - Microsoft Photo Premium with Ms PictureIt! Library. It catalogued all my pics superbly and the editing tools were just what I needed. After I installed Windows Live Essentials, the Photo Gallery corrupted my pics. Eventually I was able to save them to a USB stick, but I could never install Photo Premium again and get it to work. I uninstalled Live Essentials completely and installed Google Picasa, which catalogued all my photos. RESULT!
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