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Windows 7: Auto-arrange - solved?

30 Aug 2010   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Stereo,

Strange, if the tutorial is followed exactly step by step, you should be able to arrange the folders like that unless these folders are in a library.


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30 Aug 2010   #12
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Stereo,

Strange, if the tutorial is followed exactly step by step, you should be able to arrange the folders like that unless these folders are in a library.
Ok, i'll give it another try.
So, you mean, i can drag and drop the folder inside the partition ?
I mean, in Tiles position.
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30 Aug 2010   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You will only be able to arrange the files/folders how you like in a opened folder in Windows Explorer.

Yes, you can drag and drop files to another partition, but you would have to arrange them there afterwards.
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30 Aug 2010   #14
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You will only be able to arrange the files/folders how you like in a opened folder in Windows Explorer.

Yes, you can drag and drop files to another partition, but you would have to arrange them there afterwards.
Sorry Brink, but i'm affraid i didn't understand.
Let's say i have only 5 folders in the D partition, right ?
A/B/C/D/E
I wanna keep the Tiles option for the folders, ok ?
So, you mean i can drag and drop those 5 folders there,inside the D partition,in order i want ?! Like.... E/ C /B / D / A ?
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30 Aug 2010   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Once you drop the folders in the D: partition, you will then be able to arrange them how you like.
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30 Aug 2010   #16
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Stereo,

Strange, if the tutorial is followed exactly step by step, you should be able to arrange the folders like that unless these folders are in a library.
Right. I thought i can arrange all the folders inside the partitions.
But unfortunately i couldn't arrange them the way i want, except the subfolders.
I hope they'll fix that with the next SP.
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30 Aug 2010   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Doubtful ,but hopefully.
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27 Feb 2019   #18
Sortiquilactric

Win 8.1 64
 
 
Work-around for missing 'manual sort' functionality

Applies to all Op systems. It is a 'meta structure' solution.
This works in any folder view: icons, tiles, details, etc...



Enter the folder you want to organize.
Create multiple new folders (Ctrl+Shift+"N"), as many as you need and want to use. I chose ten, first time.
Name each new folder with only a numeral, 1-10.


If they do not automatically move to the top row of items in the folder, go to "View", and click on the "Sort by" field.
check "Ascending" and at least the "Name" checkbox under "Choose columns".
("Name" orders items by numeric, then alphabetic first characters, in the file or folder "Name" field.)


You now have 'positions' or 'slots' that you can add folders and files to. You must either keep a manually created file (or page), explaining the contents of the numbered 'slot' folders you created, or you can rename the folders that you numbered, LEAVING the numeral as the first character in the folder name. Folder names (and file names) will extend to four lines of text. I f you leave spaces between the numeral and the actual title of the folder (so you can see what's in the folder), you can get the numeral onto the first line, and your actual title onto the second thru fourth lines, giving you some good space to name the folder without being distracted by the numeral at the first character digit.


Thoughts? Anyone know where the File/Folder "Name" field limiter is located?
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