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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

14 Jun 2011   #170


I'll try to explain better.
Here is my average folder:

After applying the fix I can now shuffle files to interchange their positions:

Those files stay where I've put them, it works:

But what I also want is to be able not only to interchange positions, but also to do this:

But that ability is unavailable by default for me. There is a way to fix it by turning off "View => Auto arrange" that is turned on for all folders by default:

But currently I have to turn it off in every single folder manually.

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14 Jun 2011   #171

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


I see now. Sorry, but you would only be able to arrange their order positions how you like after applying the tutorial. You would not be able to arrange files and folders in a circle like that in Windows Explorer.
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18 Jun 2011   #172

7 32
Still not working

Hi Brink

Tried to save but only gives me the opt. to run so I ran both files. also cant merge because no file saved. restarted comp and still the same...

where from here?

Never mind, After reading through the post, I see you have already addressed my problem, I was viewing in the libraries folder..

do you accept donations, cause dude you just help me alot...seriosly would be happy to throw some bones ur way:)

thanks again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2011   #173

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Michael, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You getting your issue sorted is thanks enough. :)
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19 Jun 2011   #174

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Hello, I've applied your fix and am quite pleased. Thank you very much. It was a nightmare having to folder sort items one at a time because I could not drag them together.
But now I am having a small issue.

I will drag a folder midway through my images, highlight more than one and drag them to the folder, but upon doing so, the folder goes straight to the top of the page again. Dragging only one item will not cause it to move. Can I make the folder stay after dropping multiple items?

My folders are under my libraries, but by accessing them through my Computer and not by shortcuts I am still able to manually arrange them. Would this have anything to do with my problem?
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19 Jun 2011   #175

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Millene, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's no problem. When you drag and drop multiple items like that, you would just have to manually arrange them one by one again afterwards. You will not be able to manually arrange files and folders inside library folders though.

Hope this helps,
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25 Jun 2011   #176

windows 7 64 bit
thank you

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome mate. Just let us know if you have any questions. :)
Just got around to doing this. Appears good now.
Thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #177

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

That's great news. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jul 2011   #178

Both 64 & 32 bit home premium editions w/ win 7 upgrades sp1

Hi Brink,
Have you tested this with windows live photo gallery at all as a viewer ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jul 2011   #179

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Dissed,

I have not, but it shouldn't matter since the tutorial is for file arrangement in Windows Explorer.
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