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Windows 7: "Arrange By" anything but "Folder" won't work... How do I fix???

12 Apr 2013   #1
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
"Arrange By" anything but "Folder" won't work... How do I fix???

I am trying to rebuild by search index because my computer won't let me arrange items using the "Arrange By" option... However, when I try and load my indexing options to rebuild the index it will sit there and say "Waiting to receive indexing status". If I click the "Advanced" button it will freeze... I also receive an icon and loading display problem SEE PIC#1. Also when I click on "My Computer" it sometimes will sit there searching and it won't load. SEE PIC#2

I have tried the following:
1. Restarting the "Windows Search" service multiple times at different boots.
2. Deleting the files contained in the folder "C:\Windows\System32\config\TxR\". http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2484025
3. Stopping the "Windows Search" service then I opened up "regedit". I went to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSearch, SetupCompletedSuccessfully" I changed the value from a 0 to a 1. Then I rebooted my PC. I then went back to the same key and changed it back to a 0 and rebooted my PC again.
4. Turning the "indexing service" on and off from the "Turn Windows Features on or off" menu.
5. Microsoft Fixit Indexing Troubleshooter
6. Sfc /scannow
7. Tried this hotfix http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977380
8. Tried another user account and creating a new user account
9. Tried resetting folder view to "defaults" Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default
I really need ALL of these problems fixed... They obviously all come from one issue but the only problem is idk how to fix it =( Please help!

Also I know for a fact a "repair" will NOT work so didn't even suggest it because this problem popped up because I repair installed my computer (The "Arrange By" option just doesn't work so maybe the registry has a key that can be edited to fix this that is disable by default)... Thanks

PS: I am sorting by name, grouping by (none), and below is a screenshot of what happens when I change the "Arrange By" option to arrange by song. As you can see nothing changes it still arranges by folder... SEE PIC#3
Also note in the picture "song" is highlighted but I already left-clicked it...

PSS: I only only experienced the file display/disappearing and loading issues when I deleted the files located in the TxR folder to fix the arrange by issue. I forgot to mention that I noticed in my Event Viewer that there were some logs that kept appearing that might pertain to the issue. Here is a list of the logs that I think appear the most often:

1. Error Event ID 7006 Service Control Manager: The ScRegSetValueExW call failed for FailureActions with the following error:
Access is denied.
2. Error Event ID 2 Kernel-EventTracing: Session "Circular Kernel Context Logger" failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000035
3. Error Event ID 7001 Service Control Manager: The Computer Browser service depends on the Workstation service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
4. Error Event ID 10 WMI: Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.
5. Error Event ID 10010 DistributedCOM: The server {7D096C5F-AC08-4F1F-BEB7-5C22C517CE39} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.
NOTE FOR THIS EVENT ID ERROR THAT THE NUMBERS IN THE BRACKETS "{ }"SEEM TO CHANGE.

PSSS: There appears to be ALOT of Service Control Manager Event ID errors. SEE PIC#4


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12 Apr 2013   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Did you set up Window Search to Index those locations like "My Music" Arranging by Song requires Windows Search to have indexed those locations.

See: Index Locations - Add or Remove
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12 Apr 2013   #3
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Yea... and for some weird reason when I try loading indexing options it will not load... I really need to know how to fix my indexing so I can fix this issue... Any ideas? I just tried deleting the files in the "C:\Windows\System32\config\TxR" and that didn't work. I also tried restarting and restarting and disabling then starting the Windows Search service... All with reboots in-between... at that didn't work.
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13 Apr 2013   #4
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You may also try doing a clean startup: Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup since some background app might somehow be conflicting.

...and SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to make sure all your system files are intact.
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14 Apr 2013   #5
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Okay I did a sfc /scannow and it fixed an issue that appeared where "My computer" would not load... other than that I still can't use the "Arrange By" option and my indexing options won't load... Any ideas?
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14 Apr 2013   #6
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Radical924 View Post
Okay I did a sfc /scannow and it fixed an issue that appeared where "My computer" would not load... other than that I still can't use the "Arrange By" option and my indexing options won't load... Any ideas?
Glad to know it fixed something. What trouble are you facing with your search indexer?
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16 Apr 2013   #7
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I can't seem to use the "Arrange By" option in any of my personal folders. Eg. My Documents, My Music etc... I know this has worked on my old version of this PC... But now it will not work... any ideas on how to fix? [See First Post for Details]
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25 Apr 2013   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Radical,

"Arrange By" would only be available in a library.

In addition, double check the items in the blue note box under OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to see if any may apply to you.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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29 Apr 2013   #9
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Yeah like I said it is available and it is in a library but for some reason when I click on arrange and song or album or anything else it wont arrange in that way. The option folder will still be selected. Note this does this in all libraries that should have this feature working.
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29 Apr 2013   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Please go ahead and post screenshots showing what you see in the library after each change with the settings showing as well to see if that may help ID what the issue may be.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

What do you have the other sort by and group by set to?
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