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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

09 Apr 2015   #490
Mope

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey brink, using this changed tiles to extended tile just like listed in warnings but is there a way to get back tile enable tile did not do the trick. is there any way to get back tile even if it removes auto arrange


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09 Apr 2015   #491
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mope, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Using OPTION TWO to restore the default settings should restore it as well after a restart.
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09 Apr 2015   #492
Mope

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thnx for the quick reply the second option didnot restore it even after restart but it is fixed for me now by system restore ... the thing i did not liked was that files didnot show full name in medium or large icons (e.g mopeada..) and it showed complete when highlighted but now its back to normal
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20 Apr 2015   #493
autolycus

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Please forgive me if this is a repeat, but there are 50 pages. I used the disable bat file, but auto arrange still happens (i use details view in my folders). Also the appearance of my desktop icons has changed. They had changed to medium size after the update, but even after reverting to small, they still don't look as sharp.
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20 Apr 2015   #494
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Autolycus,

For now, please double check the blue note box and red warning box at the top of the tutorial to see if any of it may apply to why you still have auto arrange enabled.
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21 Apr 2015   #495
autolycus

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply.

I do struggle with the whole concept of 'libraries' so i'm not completely sure if this mod is suitable. Perhaps i could explain what problems I want to solve. For example, if i download a zip file into a folder (anywhere on any drive) that has some files in it. If i 'unzip here' the files are immediately arranged with all the others in the folder and i can't tell which ones are new. Another problem is renaming a file which then shoots off and i have to find it again. I guess what i really want is XP without the 'improvements' or 'workarounds' but i dare say i'm not alone in that. But do the examples i have given fall outside the parameters in the blue and red boxes? It's possible they do but i'm not bright enough to see how.
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21 Apr 2015   #496
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Autolycus,

I'm afraid that those actions will always auto arrange.
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21 Apr 2015   #497
autolycus

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Bummer - never have so many babies been thrown out with so little bathwater :-) Still this is one of very few strike-outs thanks to the work of people like yourself. Would you recommend running the enable routine or doesn't it matter? I'm not sure what benefits I have gained.
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21 Apr 2015   #498
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It depends on what you would like to do. If you like being able to arrange files in any order and position in Windows Explorer, then it would be better to leave it disabled. Otherwise, you can enable and go back to the default settings.
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12 May 2015   #499
Xp4me

XP 32 Bit & Win 7 64 Bit
 
 

Brink,
First off, I love it when people take the time to try and fix what Microsoft broke when designing Win 7.
I'm a big XP fan , can't stand Win 7, but trying to find ways to actually be able to use it. I installed your Auto Arrange Disable fix and I can now move photo icons around just like I did with XP.
However, Windows Photo Viewer will not play the slideshow in the order of the icons.
I saw years back in this thread that someone had the same issue, but never got it working. I figured I would check to see if you ever came up with a fix yet.

I don't have any options selected in Sort By or Group By, but yet the slideshow always plays the photos in alphabetical order.
I don't use libraries and in fact have them disabled. All my photos are on a separate HDD and already in the order that I would like to view them in.

Any suggestions would be helpful,.........Thanks
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