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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

20 Aug 2010   #40
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcm1969 View Post
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.


Hello MCM, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What are you seeing instead?

What folder/path are you testing this in?


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21 Aug 2010   #41
mcm1969

windows 7
 
 

It simply won't move a file (large icon view) to where I drag it, it will snap back to its original configuration immediately. The folder is your basic Libraries/Documents/My Documents/File X/Subfolder Y, Windows Explorer.
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21 Aug 2010   #42
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

MCM,

Ah, that would be why. You will not be able to disable Auto Arrange in any of the Libraries locations.

You can arrange them how you like from the C:\Users\(user-name) folders location after applying the tutorial though.
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21 Aug 2010   #43
mcm1969

windows 7
 
 

Brink,
Thanks for your replies. I just tried it in while not in a "Library" folder, and it does work. So, thanks. This begs the question, though -- what is the use for the "Library" locale and folder system versus My Documents (which is also contained in Libraries), etc.? Thanks again.
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21 Aug 2010   #44
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Library locations are handled differently than normal folders or user folder locations.

Libraries are basically just a share point that let you access items from one or more included folders quickly without moving them from their original locatation. Libraries themselves don't store your files or folders. Instead, they point sort of like a shortcut to different folders on your hard disk, or on an external drive attached to your computer. This gives you easy access to a category of files no matter where they are stored. Since these included folders in a library is a collection point instead of a normal folder, you are not able to disable auto arrange at this library location, while you are still able to at the actual original folder location.
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22 Aug 2010   #45
mcm1969

windows 7
 
 

Brink,
Thanks for the info. Excellent work. Thank you.
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22 Aug 2010   #46
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome MCM.
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25 Aug 2010   #47
rkf76

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I noticed this the other day but I thought it was an external hd issue, guess not. I'll def be doing this mod!
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25 Aug 2010   #48
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rkf76,

Please let us know how it went.
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25 Aug 2010   #49
rkf76

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Rkf76,

Please let us know how it went.
I followed the instructions in post #1 and it worked like a charm!

Thanks man
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