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Windows 7: disable auto arrange in Win 7

26 Dec 2015   #1
misago

7 professional 64bit
 
 
disable auto arrange in Win 7

viewed the tutorial about disabling auto arrange in Win 7, proceeded to download, run, etc. and all i ended up with was a Giant Windows 7 icon in the middle of my screen. thought i'd lost everything, but created a backup just before i tried this step and restored system. this tutorial (written by a Microsoft tech i hear) does not work. please help! is there any other way to disable this annoying feature in Win 7. i want to arrange photos in my pic file as i choose to like i did on XP. thanks


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26 Dec 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Misago, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you use the tutorial below for this. It does work in Windows 7.

Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable
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27 Dec 2015   #3
misago

7 professional 64bit
 
 

yes, that's the tutorial and download i used. after i clicked run within seconds i had nothing whatsoever on my screen but the Win7 logo. really worried me thinking i had lost all files. restored from a backup, but to me this is simply to extreme a measure to take with my system. what is the problem? if you say it works, what went wrong?
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27 Dec 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It sounds like something just interfered with it restarting explorer again afterwards.

Run the .bat file again. If this happens again, then:
  1. Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc)
  2. Click on File (menu bar)
  3. Click on New Task
  4. Type explorer
  5. Press Enter
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