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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

28 Jun 2016   #560

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Cammac, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The .reg files are different in OPTION ONE (disable) and OPTION TWO (enable). Both delete those entries, but the disable option also adds registry entries for allowing to arrange how you like.

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28 Jun 2016   #561

Windows 7 Home 64-bit

Hmmm, this is the extent of the Enable file from that I downloaded from that link:

@echo off

:: Created by: Shawn Brink
:: Tutorial: Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

:: 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

:: To kill and restart explorer
taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

Seems to be missing some "add reg" entries. The Disable file has them but not the Enable file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jun 2016   #562

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Yep, that's normal to reset folder views back to default to enable auto arrange.

The disable .reg file does the same to reset folder views, but has more included to disable auto arrange instead.
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