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Windows 7: How do we stop windows explorer from auto arranging my name?


07 Sep 2010   #1
ucm

XP Pro SP3 || Windows 7
 
 
How do we stop windows explorer from auto arranging my name?

In windows XP I could right click and choose to UNcheck the option in each folder for Auto arrange icons.

Then every time a new file was created in that folder it would appear at the end after all other files.

How can we get Windows 7 to do the same? ( I often work within many folders and lots of files which help keep things organized this way [ especially for custom generated temporary files ] )

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07 Sep 2010   #2
ucm

XP Pro SP3 || Windows 7
 
 

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How do we stop windows explorer from auto arranging my name?
lmao!! i meant "by name", sorry
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07 Sep 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ucm View Post
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How do we stop windows explorer from auto arranging my name?
lmao!! i meant "by name", sorry
I am sorry do want them unsorted, or sorted by something else?

If you click on the pull down it gives you different sort options. If you want unsorted there is a way to do that as well

ken
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07 Sep 2010   #4
ucm

XP Pro SP3 || Windows 7
 
 

I would prefer unsorted ( i use either tiles or small icons on these folders due to the number of files and sub folders in them ) on most of my development folders please

Also, I don't see where to get the sort drop down


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07 Sep 2010   #5

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"I don't see where to get the sort drop down"

On the menu bar (click Alt if you can't see it):
View > Sort by

It's not clear if or how you could completely disable sorting.
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07 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable[2]=File%20Folder%20Settings
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07 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenC View Post
Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable[2]=File%20Folder%20Settings
Excellent recommendation! I followed the procedure shortly after I got my Win 7 desktop and I've been able to place files in folders exactly where I want ever since in. Kudos to Brink for sharing this fix with us!

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08 Sep 2010   #8
ucm

XP Pro SP3 || Windows 7
 
 

Thanks kenC and Brink!!!
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