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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

19 Mar 2016   #550

Windows 7 professional

Ok I am still not getting what is happening here.
I have done the hack and I am not working in a library,
I have 2 phones with holiday snaps and also some stuff from internet.
I re arrange all in one folder as I want them to appear when looked at -- so my phone shot then the wife's and then the hotel screen shot of their own photo.

Now if I just leave it like that and look again on the pc - great they are all where I left them, in the order I want.
But that is no good for writing to a stick or disk for viewing in that order on a tv for example.Because the tv or dvd player will show them in a chronological order.
In xp I could re order and then select all and rename the 1st one Disney and then they would all get named Disney (1) Disney (2) and so on. So that when they were then written to a disk the DVD player would show them in the order I chose because they are now fixed in a cronoligical order .
When I try to rename the whole lot like before in xp the numbering gos nuts with the hack. I had put two photos side by side - via drag and drop hack and then rename all but they dont stay as a side by side number --- say - 5 -6 or 7-8.
I cant work out what is going on

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19 Mar 2016   #551

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello ididntdoit,

Folder views are not remembered for removable media.
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19 Mar 2016   #552

Windows 7 professional

Its before I even get to write to to another media that I have issues.
Different cameras taken photos at different times - I drag and drop to put in to a logical order but the order I have put them in - say number 3 gets the file name 29 or something not expected when I select all and rename the first one.
In xp if I did that I would get the renamed file "rename" and hen the next one would become rename (1) then rename (2) and so on. So they would get a new name as the order that I dragged and dropped them as.
But with the hack I position where I want ok but I cannot name them in that position.
I need to rename them so that a dvd player will show them in the correct order from 1to whatever
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19 Mar 2016   #553

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

For something like that, it may be better to drag and drop them to your desktop for the arrangement you like, rename them, then move them to where you like.
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19 Mar 2016   #554

Windows 7 professional

Not sure what you mean there -we are talking 400 jpegs in a folder that is on the desktop
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19 Mar 2016   #555

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

When auto arrange is disabled, you won't be able to rename them like that in the order you want. You might be able to if you do the renaming on the desktop itself first, then arrange them how you like in the folder.
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20 Mar 2016   #556

Windows 7 professional

I think I have worked it out (almost)
I was working on a second internal HD dragging and dropping to reorder with no issues and they stayed put. But when I tried to select all and then rename the first one, the numbers were indeed given 1 to 400 but if I had dragged the original last jpeg to position number 2 then after the rename it stayed in position number 2 but was given the name image(400) like it was remembering its original position in the list, when I was wanting it to be named number (2).

So I tryed coping the folder onto the desktop so it is now in the win 7 hd and low and behold I can now reorder -select all -rename the first one and it now works, they get named image (1) image (2) image (3) just in the position I put them.

So it does not quite fully work on a second internal HD although I can drag and drop I cannot re number them in those dropped positions, but if I put the folder on the main drive desktop then I can.
Yes when I then put back on the second drive they get mixed up again but as they now have a sequential number I can select sort by name.

I still have an issue with the first 9 images because the number is given as (1) (2) but that causes an issue when viewing on other devices because they need to be named (01) (02) but when I rename to add the (0) some strange numbering happends which I will investigate and come back with a full description
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20 Mar 2016   #557

Windows 7 professional

Sorry that was so long I hope it makes sense and helps others
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20 Mar 2016   #558

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I'm glad you were able to find a workaround for now.
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28 Jun 2016   #559

Windows 7 Home 64-bit

I'm trying to enable the auto-arrange function so I downloaded both files, enable & disable, in order to test that I can go back and forth but only one of them runs successfully. I looked at the .bat files and it looks like the "reg delete" commands are the same for both files. Is this right?:

:: To reset all folders to default folder views
Reg Delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU" /F
Reg Delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags" /F

Reg Delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags" /F
Reg Delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU" /F

Reg Delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU" /F
Reg Delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags" /F

Reg Delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags" /F
Reg Delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU" /F

I even downloaded them a second time to make sure I didn't do the same one twice.
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