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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

27 Apr 2014   #450
freebond7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Brink, I have a question. Ive read much of this thread and have downloaded the disable program which works well BUT every time I add a new file or folder to Documents, I expect it to be the last file/folder in the Documents folder but it isn't. Win 7 puts it where it wants to and I have to go looking for it. Ive disabled the Auto Arrange, Align to Grid and anything else I could think of but still cant get it to put that new file/folder at the end of the Documents folder. Can you please help..?? thanks.


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27 Apr 2014   #451
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello freebond,

Usually when you disable auto arrange, the new item is placed wherever you right clicked or dropped it at.
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28 Apr 2014   #452
freebond7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes, I understand that to be the case IF the folder is open and one drags and drops it into the folder. My problem is when I create a word doc or create a pdf from another doc and save it, it automatically goes into the My Docs or Docs folder. Im used to going to the last doc in the Docs folder to find it BUT if I create a doc now in Win 7, even with the auto arrange disabled, its is placed somewhere other than the last doc in the folder. Try it yourself by opening say Word and click Save As, give it a name and save it. It will go to your documents folder but probably wont go to the last spot. Also, if I have a number of docs, say Doc1, doc2, doc3, etc, in Documents folder AND I take a folder from within the Doc folder and move it to the last spot, when I create Doc4 and save it to Documents folder, it is placed in the position where the folder I moved to the last spot used to be...?????? Between all of the help Ive received from YOU and SevenForums, Classis shell, etc., Im almost at the point where I can work with Win 7 but this problem creates a lot of trouble for me as Im always creating documents and saving them to Documents folder. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Fred
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28 Apr 2014   #453
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I see. This would be a default setting in Word instead.

You should be able to specify a default save location in Word's settings. File -> Options -> Save -> "Default local file location".
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28 Apr 2014   #454
freebond7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

But the Documents folder on my desktop (which I placed there by opening my default "Fred" folder on my desktop, RC on the Documents folder and C on send to Desktop (create shortcut) is the folder I want these items to go to. Im starting to think that maybe I cant do that because your "Disable Auto Arrange" function doesn't work on this type of folder even though I can move the folders and files around in this folder unlike I can do in the Library Document folder. Is this correct..? Do I need to create a new folder and treat it like I would the old XP My Documents folder..? I want one folder to hold most ALL of my folders and files. Sorry for the constant questions but this is a MAJOR issue for me. Thanks.
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28 Apr 2014   #455
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If I understand you correctly, you'll need to go into the settings of Word and other programs to have them save to this folder on your desktop by default. Otherwise, you'll need to select the folder first before saving.

When you save to a folder like this, it will auto arrange into it. You'll have to manually arrange the files how you like in the folder afterwards.
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28 Apr 2014   #456
freebond7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OK, that's what I was afraid of because the Documents folder is a default folder in Win7. So I guess there is no way to do what I want in Win 7 like I did in XP which is a shame because this is what I do daily...

What are your thoughts on XP 64 bit or XP Pro 64 bit..??

And, Im using MS Office XP (2002) and cant find "Word's settings. File -> Options -> Save -> 'Default local file location' that you suggested to change my "default save location". Any other way to do that OR am I doing something wrong.? I click on File but there is no "Option" option listed.

Again, Thanks for the help...
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28 Apr 2014   #457
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

XP is pretty much a dead OS now that it's no longer being supported.

If you like, you could run XP in a virtual machine in Windows 7 with Office XP 2002 installed in the XP VM.

As for the settings in Word 2002, you should see File in menu bar at the top.
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28 Apr 2014   #458
freebond7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes, I see the File menu at the top but there is no option to set the default save to location..??
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28 Apr 2014   #459
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freebond7 View Post
Yes, I see the File menu at the top but there is no option to set the default save to location..??
When you open File, you'll need to look for something like "Options", "Settings", or "Preferences" to click on for it's settings.

What I posted was for Word 2013, so it'll be a bit different in Word 2002. I don't have Word 2002 to be able to give you exact details.
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