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Windows 7: Moving files within a folder

21 Mar 2010   #11
Stars1408

Windows 7
 
 

This is a real pain - come on Microsoft this is definitely a bug. Why reduce the options in the program in comparison with previous programs? In Windows XP I could put my files in any order I wanted. I have been having to go through and trying to rename all my files to reorder them as I need them!! It's a very longwinded process I can assure you and a totally unnecessary thing to have to do for an advanced program like Windows 7.

It should have the option of moving things as you want them without this hassle.


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21 Mar 2010   #12
Stars1408

Windows 7
 
 

Do you think anybody from Microsoft will actually hear our pleas on this?
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23 Mar 2010   #13
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 
A fix

There is now a fix for this: How to Disable Full Row Select in Explorer in Windows 7? - The Winhelponline Blog

Scroll down to 'Registry fix' - download,unzip the file and apply. It brings back
on/off Auto arrange when you click on 'view' in folders.
It only works when folders/pics set to icons (I think)!

Works for me!
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24 Mar 2010   #14
Stars1408

Windows 7
 
 

Many thanks for this - I downloaded and ran it but it didn't work unfortunately. I've now run the 'undo' one to be on the safe side. Thanks anyway.
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24 Mar 2010   #15
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Strange. Did you click on 'View' and then take the tick out of 'Auto Arrange' ?
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24 Mar 2010   #16
pastafrolla

windows 7
 
 

MS has left out the ability to kill auto-arrange in Windows 7. There is no fix. I still can't believe they made this monumental blunder.
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25 Mar 2010   #17
gmc7721

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate
 
 
Reg edit Fix

Thanks ............ It looks like the reg edit fix might do the trick. I tried it on my laptop (Win7 64bit)and gave it a 2 minute test run, it appeared to do the trick... I'll test it more later and also on my Desktop (Ultimate 64bit).
To the fellow that said it didn't work, did right click in the body of the window to access you view feature's or the tool bar. Try right clicking in the body of your window.

~Cheers~
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25 Mar 2010   #18
pastafrolla

windows 7
 
 

I can't get this fix to work either. The auto arrange option is now back in the menu but it is grayed out. Anyone?
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25 Mar 2010   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Here's another approach which may give you what you want.

The idea is to select the way you would like to have the files considered-perhaps as documents rather than pictures. You change the "properties" of the Pictures library.

I've included a couple of snapshots to show the procedure.


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Moving files within a folder-selectpiclibraryproperties.png Moving files within a folder-choosingdocumentsorganization.png Moving files within a folder-applyingpicorganizationchange.png 
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25 Mar 2010   #20
Stars1408

Windows 7
 
 

Yes - I had the auto arrange greyed out as well. I did right click view in the main window and in the menu bar. It's there but unfortunately greyed out. (Btw I'm a fellowess )
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