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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

21 May 2012   #290
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

has something been changed in the bat file shawn, i recently did a sfc/scannow and it reset the disabled auto arrange, on re applying the disable auto arrange i find two things different from before,
1. there are no bars showing the space used on my hardrives in "computer"
2. when i move/drag a folder in between another two folders there is no longer a black vertical
( in large icon view) bar showing before placing the file

im sure in the past there were two files to download and place one in the windows folder and merge etc, perhaps im confusing it with another tutorial ,but im sure this worked differently before.


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21 May 2012   #291
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Julian,

I've updated it a while back to include more locations to disable auto arrange in and for better functionality. In a Icon view, you will not see the vertical line anymore since they are not confined to be listed like in details view, but you will have the vertical line in details view since the items will still remain in the list. It's the same everywhere else though.

Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable-computer.jpg

Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable-icons.jpgWindows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable-details.jpg


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21 May 2012   #292
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ok , i dont suppose i could have the old bat file could i, as its tricky on the laptop trying to see that the folder i/file is being placed between rather than on another folder,
also its odd that i dont have the space used bar in "computer" is there a view im not checking to show the bar ,ive tried several times now and it wont show in any setting.

also when i move a folder or file from a row of files/folders it leaves a gap behind where i moved it from,


no space used bar!!
Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable-batty.png


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21 May 2012   #293
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm afraid that the old BAT is gone since the update.

The easiest way to tell in icons view is that the dragged folder will not have a "Move to (folder-name)" pop-up message showing if it's placed inbetween folders to be dropped and arranged to that location. The bar was removed since you can now drag and drop the folder in the middle of any open space in the window like below. Arranging them like this helps make it easier to arrange them in any order you like as well. You can quickly reset a icon arrangement by switching to another view other than a icons view and back.

With the old BAT, you were not able to arrange them in any open space like this.

Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable-folder.jpg


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21 May 2012   #294
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ok ,fair enough, i never did arrange them dotted around a page, rather in rows but in an order i chose,
i played around and realized the move to or copy pop ups let me know it was being placed correctly, but as i cant see the space used bar in computer im going to have to give it a miss this time, shame i didnt keep a copy of the old bat file, i will have a search on the desktop tomorrow to see if i can find an old copy, i think i may have one,
thanks for your help shawn ,its much appreciated as per...
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21 May 2012   #295
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It looks like you have your Computer window in a icons view, switch to the Tiles view to see if the bars return. Not sure why it's like that for you since the BAT is suppose to have the Computer window in Tiles view and opened automatically when used. At least it does for me.

I'll dig around tonight to see if I can find an old copy as well.
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21 May 2012   #296
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thanks shawn, it was showing in" extended tiles" ,the "tiles" view was gone from the list

Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable-da.png


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21 May 2012   #297
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL Julian. I just found the solution to get what you were wanting, and it was there this whole time.



While you have a folder window open (ex: C:\Windows), click on View (menu bar) and click on Auto arrange to check it. This will now give the line back when draging folders inbetween each other to arrange them how you like in that specific folder window, but you will also lose the ability to arrange the folders in any position in that specific folder window.
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22 May 2012   #298
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Thanks shawn that worked, now to sort out the space used bar not showing,
it really is a puzzle as to why it wont show, ive tried it in pretty much every view setting and sort by ,group by etc.

edit, ok this is odd, i found the old bat file which worked fine but oddly the space used bar still wont show.

this is annoying now.

got it! when i was setting the folder view for all folders in the folder and search options /view
and i clicked on computer ,the bars were showing . so im back to how it was before, thanks again shawn,
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22 May 2012   #299
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Thanks shawn that worked, now to sort out the space used bar not showing,
it really is a puzzle as to why it wont show, ive tried it in pretty much every view setting and sort by ,group by etc.

edit, ok this is odd, i found the old bat file which worked fine but oddly the space used bar still wont show.

this is annoying now.

got it! when i was setting the folder view for all folders in the folder and search options /view
and i clicked on computer ,the bars were showing . so im back to how it was before, thanks again shawn,
Perfect.

I was wondering what you may have been doing for Computer to not show with the bar and in Tiles view by default using the BAT.
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