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Windows 7: Moving files within a folder

25 Mar 2010   #21
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Do you have the folder set to show icons? I just tried it with a folder of my photos set to 'list' and, sure enough, auto arrange is greyed out. I changed to 'icons' and auto arrange is back ready to take the tick out.

it works fine for me in Photos,Videos,and Music, as long as they're set to show as icons.
It doesn't work in Documents.......but I don't want it to work in there!


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25 Mar 2010   #22
gmc7721

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate
 
 
Reg Edit Fix

Ok ......... this does work..... I only found one folder it isn't working, not sure why. I tested on Folder with short cut icons, photo files, folders.......... it does take a bit of fiddling with but after un-checking the auto arrange things started working the way I wanted

check the Photo......

Guy


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25 Mar 2010   #23
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Yes, that's it. Note that 'tiles' becomes 'extended tiles' and also that after manually sorting you can click on 'align to grid' in View to tidy up the page.
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25 Mar 2010   #24
pastafrolla

windows 7
 
 

The fix works!!! You were right, I had to set the view to show icons and then the auto-arrange option showed up. Thanks guys this is beyond awesome.
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26 Mar 2010   #25
gmc7721

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate
 
 
Question....

Now.......... if anyone has found a reg-edit trick to fix the window resizing, the fantastic new feature that give's us the same size and place window for every program Windows 7 well almost be palatable.... someone did suggest changing a value in the reg string that addressed it but that didn't work.
The only thing I've found so far is a shell program that works but it's slow on opening.
Anybody know the guy who created the auto arrange reg fix ????

~Cheers~
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23 May 2010   #26
photopro60

windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I can't get this to work. I don't understand step 8
8. Go back to the Bags key, export the branch to a REG file.
When I try to export, it comes up to my documents. How do I navigate to "a REG file" ? and it's looking for me to name the file. Does it matter what I call it? I tried to finish the steps but didn't get the "auto arrange" back. Please help! As a photographer, it's vital for me to be able to arrange images within a file. Thanks.
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23 May 2010   #27
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

The fix was for something else, but it also brings back Auto Arrange which you can disable and lets you Drag & drop files.
Go here: How to Disable Full Row Select in Explorer in Windows 7? - The Winhelponline Blog scroll down to registry fix, download the zip file, open it, apply it.
Open a page of pics. set to icons then click on view.
You should now see Auto Arrange - remove the tick and you should now be able to drag and drop photos.
Hope it works for you. Be aware, if you change from icons to anything else,it won't work.
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24 May 2010   #28
photopro60

windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I don't know why it's not working for me. I'm using windows 7 ultimate. Followed instructions but nothing changed even though I got a confirmation it was applied. Tried rebooting. Got "Error reading TrayIcon1->Visible: Cannot Create System Shell Notification Icon" Open file of photos, it's set to large icons, clicked on view and it looks the same. There is no "auto arrange" listed
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24 May 2010   #29
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Sorry it doesn't work for you. Mine looks like this after clicking on 'view'

I remember that it didn't work for me straight away. I think I opened and closed the pictures window a few times.


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25 May 2010   #30
pastafrolla

windows 7
 
 

Did you read what he said to do under Workaround? Before proceeding, first set the FullRowSelect registry value to 0. Refer to our earlier article for more information on the registry edit.
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