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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

29 Jul 2010   #20
NaWaR

windows 7
 
 

I noticed something else
NOT only change the folder name will make files auto arrange, but also if I change any sub-folders name of the the files path.

example:-
Design < Photoshop < CS5 < Beginner < (orange file, apple file, banana file)

If I change the name of any sub-folders or move it, files auto arrange.


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29 Jul 2010   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Moving added to the note.
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05 Aug 2010   #22
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

Question for Brink:
I haven't tried this just yet & I will regardless of answer, but I'm curious. Why use Reset...reg 1st & THEN Disable...reg when Disabling is what I am going for in the 1st place?
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05 Aug 2010   #23
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello CJW,

Without resetting the folder views first, it will usually not work.
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06 Aug 2010   #24
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

It works great!

I used the Disable...reg (w/o 1st using Reset...reg) & now I can arrange as I see fit. Also; I was able to take pic 100, drag it next to pic 25, close the folder & once I went back into the folder, my rearranging was kept!

Thanks for this & all your tips/tricks/tweaks!
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06 Aug 2010   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news CJW. I'll do some more testing with only the disable..reg to see if we can shorten the steps a bit.
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06 Aug 2010   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

CJW,

What order did you use for the steps using only the Disable....reg file? I can't get this to work for me unless I use the Reset...reg file as in the tutorial.
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16 Aug 2010   #27
brownie

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you! The auto arrange feature is easily the most annoying feature of Windows 7, and you've fixed it for me, thanks again.
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16 Aug 2010   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Brownie, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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16 Aug 2010   #29
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

Sorry for the delay in replying, comfuser went down & had 2 format & reinstall 7 Pro. 64Bit.

As per your question Brinks; I have my picture folders set to Large Icons sorted by Name & Ascending. Then I just used the posted Disable Auto Arrange.reg file. Seems to even be working just fine on my portable drive.
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