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Windows 7: Is there a fix for this to come back?

16 Jul 2011   #1

7 professional 64
Is there a fix for this to come back?

Ok. I am NEW to this forum as much as with Win7. I miss a thing from XP and want to know if someone knows HOW to get it back working on Win7. I used to drag and drop many game programs in one specific folder. I arranged them by thumbnails and then combined some of them to get them to work with an .exe program. Doing command prompt every time would become fastidious. LOOK AT MY SCREEN. Is there a fix for this to come back?

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16 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums pfl.
Unfortunately you've found one annoying Win7 feature. Win7 Auto arranges files within folders. You can force it to your will by renaming them to get the order you want them in. By right clicking inside your folder you can choose several Sort, Arrange, and Grooup by options.

Beyond this you'll need some 3rd party file manager, many of which have cause other problems to crop up.
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17 Jul 2011   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello pfl, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to disable auto arrange to be able to arrange the files in any order that you like in Windows Explorer. However, the files will still be together and not be able to be spread out like on the desktop.

Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

Hope this helps,
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19 Jul 2011   #4

7 professional 64

Thanks to both of you. I see this is not something that will be fixed in a service pack... I feel a bit like this

I'll manage my way through this and again, thank you very much.
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19 Jul 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

You're welcome pfl.
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