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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

16 Aug 2010   #30
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

CJW,

Sorry to hear that.

Not sure why you can. I just can't it to work unless all steps are followed in the tutorial.


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17 Aug 2010   #31
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

OOppsss, my bad. There was another thing I did.

At 1st, the Reset then Disable steps didn't work to my liking; changed my Computer view & I couldn't get it back the way I want it. So, this is what I did:

1. Opened the Reset.reg file in notepad
2. Opened the registry to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell
3. Deleted the Keys Bags & BagMRU
4. Used the Disable registry tweak & now all is fine.
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17 Aug 2010   #32
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

CJW,

Ah ok. That's basically almost doing the same as using the Reset....reg file, but the .reg file does a more thorough and proper reset to make sure that nothing might interfere with the disable.....reg.

Thank you for posting back with this.
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17 Aug 2010   #33
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

Yeah, but the problem I had using the Reset.reg is that it changed 1 thing I couldn't get back.

Normally, when I click Computer from the Orb menu, the drives would look as they are in the attached pic ...

But when I used the Reset.reg, this would be set to List view, sorted by Name & Ascending. The Tile view selection was replaced by Extended Tile view & is not what I wanted.

But I do thank you for the .reg files.


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17 Aug 2010   #34
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

CJW,

Strange, that should not happen if step 6 was done before using the disable reg. It should look just like your screenshot above.
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18 Aug 2010   #35
Forwox

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Thank you for this tutorial. I got one question. Can I disable auto arrange only for one folder? (maybe it is explained here, but I just didn't saw)
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18 Aug 2010   #36
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Forwox,

Sorry, but this will affect all folders and cannot only affect one.
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18 Aug 2010   #37
Forwox

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Forwox,

Sorry, but this will affect all folders and cannot only affect one.
Ohh, okay. Actually it's a little strange, but anyways, thanks.
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18 Aug 2010   #38
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.
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20 Aug 2010   #39
mcm1969

windows 7
 
 

Hello, neither fix worked for me, even after following the steps very carefully. Any ideas? Not being able to sort files the way I want them to is super annoying and a huge error on Windows 7 part.
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