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Windows 7: How do I manually move icons in Windows Explorer?

12 Sep 2009   #1
Cyborg31

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
How do I manually move icons in Windows Explorer?

My Folders and files are set on auto-sort (by name) and I can't figure out how to disable it. I want to arrange them in my own order.

Basically I folders A, B, and C and they're arranged in that order by name. I want to move folder A to the end like B, C, A. Of course I try to drag it over to the end but that cursor doesn't appear (the cursor that appears when you try to drag a file or folder inbetween another file/folder).

In Vista, I just need to move one file/folder out of the order and it disables auto-sort. But it doesn't work in Windows 7.


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12 Sep 2009   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

That functionality was removed. And to be honest I cannot see a point of it existing in the first place.
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12 Sep 2009   #3
Antman

 

Come on.

Everybody uses their tools differently. I wouild like the ability retained when I am preparing custom print jobs online. I want my photos in a certain order for printing (in photo books, posters or collages) and Windows 7 makes it a bit more tedious.
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12 Sep 2009   #4
Cyborg31

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Wow, they seriously removed it? Why the hell would they remove something like that? It allowed more customization options and I don't see anything wrong with including it.

I liked having certain folders near the top... especially when you have hundreds of subfolders.

Sigh.
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22 Nov 2009   #5
CRimsonEagle

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
That functionality was removed. And to be honest I cannot see a point of it existing in the first place.
Then how do we fix it if it was "removed?" I checked for updates and nothing. Its still not letting me arrange the icons the way i want to. How do we fix it? please help. thanks.
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23 Nov 2009   #6
Cyborg31

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CRimsonEagle View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
That functionality was removed. And to be honest I cannot see a point of it existing in the first place.
Then how do we fix it if it was "removed?" I checked for updates and nothing. Its still not letting me arrange the icons the way i want to. How do we fix it? please help. thanks.
I don't think you quite understand what the word "removed" means. It's gone, meaning you can't do it anymore. There's nothing to "fix" because it's not a bug, it's intended.
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