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Windows 7: "Arrange by" Options Are Not Available

14 Feb 2010   #1
greensage

Windows 7 Home
 
 
"Arrange by" Options Are Not Available

The "arrange by" options on my library folders cannot be selected, that is they are grayed out.

This has been happening for the greater part of 2 weeks. I cannot think of any major changes to my computer except that my family has bought a new router, which I do not believe would cause this.

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This is the case for every one of my library folders.

I bet this is a simple problem with a simple remedy.

Thank you for your time!

SPECS:

Windows 7 Home Premium

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
@ 2.33GHz

RAM: 6.00GB

System Type: 64-bit




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14 Feb 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Greensage, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What happens when you click on the Clear changes option?
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15 Feb 2010   #3
greensage

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Greensage, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What happens when you click on the Clear changes option?
The "Clear changes" option under the "Arrange by" correct?
Currently, none of the folders has that option (except the Music folder), however whenever I change the "Sort by" ect., it becomes available and just changes it back into the grayed out state.
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15 Feb 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to fix this. If not, then a repair install should be able to without losing anything.
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16 Feb 2010   #5
greensage

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Ok. You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to fix this. If not, then a repair install should be able to without losing anything.
Thank you for your help but I have figured it out!

I turned off the "Indexing Service" feature in Windows Features.

Going through Control Panel > Programs > Turn Window's Features On/Off.
I must have accidentally unchecked this feature when I was getting rid of the search function on the start menu.
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16 Feb 2010   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, that's great news. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted out. Thank you for posting back with your results and solution.
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11 May 2015   #7
Select02

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Hello,

I'm having this same exact problem.
Our IT department updated me to Windows 7 pro and all the arranged by options are greyed out.
I can use sort by, but then I have to keep arranging on a minute to minute base depending on what I'm looking for/working on.

IT has said they'd look into it but it's been a month. I tried the option in this thread but that doesn't help.
I okay with a computer so I can follow instructions on trying to fix.
Thank you for any help at all!


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11 May 2015   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Select02, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you turn on the same thing from post #5?
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