Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

28 Jun 2016   #560
cammac725

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

Hmmm, this is the extent of the Enable file from that I downloaded from that link:

@echo off

:: Created by: Shawn Brink
:: https://www.sevenforums.com
:: Tutorial: Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable


:: To reset all folders to default folder views
Reg Delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU" /F
Reg Delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags" /F

Reg Delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags" /F
Reg Delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU" /F

Reg Delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU" /F
Reg Delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags" /F

Reg Delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags" /F
Reg Delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU" /F



:: To kill and restart explorer
taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe



Seems to be missing some "add reg" entries. The Disable file has them but not the Enable file.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 Jun 2016   #561
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, that's normal to reset folder views back to default to enable auto arrange.

The disable .reg file does the same to reset folder views, but has more included to disable auto arrange instead.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
6 Days Ago   #562
lateadopter

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi everyone

Back when I got this laptop I installed Classic Shell, ran Disable_Windows_7_Explorer_Auto_Arrange.bat (thanks!), and everything was good.

This evening I restarted my computer...and now Windows Explorer auto arranges each folder as soon as I open it.

That is, auto arrange is off and I can put thumbnails where I like in folder A, but then if I go to folder B then back to A in the same instance of Windows Explorer everything's been auto-arranged in A again.

I restored my computer to the System Restore point from this morning (when things worked fine), and it's still auto arranging each folder as soon as I open it.

How can I fix this?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
6 Days Ago   #563
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello lateadopter, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you already ran the .bat file again to disable auto arrange to see if that may get it working properly for you?

In addition, double check the blue note box at the top of the tutorial to see if any of it may apply to why auto arrange may not be fully disabled.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

6 Days Ago   #564
lateadopter

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello lateadopter, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you already ran the .bat file again to disable auto arrange to see if that may get it working properly for you?

In addition, double check the blue note box at the top of the tutorial to see if any of it may apply to why auto arrange may not be fully disabled.
First, thanks for replying so quickly!

What does "merging" a .bat file mean?

I know that merging two .pdf files means making a file with all the pages from both original .pdfs (whether by adding one's pages to the other's or all their pages into a 3rd .pdf file), but what should I add the text in this. bat file to?

Or, if "merging" a .bat file means executing/running/etc. it again then yes I did.

I'll still try it again, and double check the blue note box at the top of the tutorial!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
5 Days Ago   #565
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes, sorry. I meant run the .bat file again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
5 Days Ago   #566
lateadopter

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Yes, sorry. I meant run the .bat file again.
I just did that, checked again, and it had no effect. I'm not sure if restarting the computer would help, because it was only after yesterday's restart that this began happening at all...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
5 Days Ago   #567
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Anything stand out from the note box?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
5 Days Ago   #568
lateadopter

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Also, I checked the blue note box at the top of the tutorial at Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums . The whole time I've been using the Large Icons view for these folders I'm trying to stop auto arranging.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
5 Days Ago   #569
lateadopter

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hold on a second, there's another change I hadn't seen earlier: the bar with sort headers that shows up in the Details view is now showing up in the Large Icons view too...

edited to add: Whoa,I went into Classic Shell, went to the File Pane options, unchecked "Show sort headers in all views," and now everything's back to how it was last week! Problem solved!

Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 - Best/easiest way to disable auto arrange in Win Explorer
So I've just gone from Vista to Windows 7 and was wondering a few things: - In Vista's Windows Explorer you could change the order of files and then click Name or Date modified, etc at the top and it would arrange them in order again. I really loved this feature and find the Windows 7 instant...
General Discussion
Any way to disable auto-arrange and sorting?
Are there any registry tweaks I could do to turn off the auto-arranging and sorting in explorer? I need to be able to rearrange my files in any order I want to by dragging them around. This is the biggest annoyance so far with Win 7. I can do this on the desktop, so why can't I do this in the...
Customization
Start Menu Auto Arrange by Name - Enable or Disable
How to Enable or Disable Start Menu Auto Arrange by Name in Vista and Windows 7 This will show you how to enable or disable auto arrange to sort all programs menu by name or sort listed programs and program folder menus how you like in the Pin to and All Programs areas of the Start Menu for...
Tutorials
Disable Auto-Focus in Windows Explorer
Not sure if "focus" is the right term here, but anyway. I use "list" view almost exclusively so this may not be an issue with other views. But one of my beefs with W7 is: if you're viewing a folder that has multiple rows of files or sub folders; then you click on of the the folders that's more to...
Performance & Maintenance
disable auto arrange
How can I disable auto arrange in my folders? thanks
Customization


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:52.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App