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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

5 Days Ago   #570
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news. Thank you for posting back with your findings and solution.


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4 Days Ago   #571
lateadopter

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Great news. Thank you for posting back with your findings and solution.
Thanks!

Meanwhile, everything was working fine today...

...except when I try to open a particular directory (one I use a lot) in Windows Explorer after putting any 1 of 4 newly edited .pdfs into it.

If I keep these files in any other directory, Windows Explorer can display any directory just fine.

If I do put any of these in that directory, then Windows Explorer is (Not Responding).

I honestly don't know if this has anything to do with the previous issue. I've already restarted the laptop after it started, and it's still happening just like before I restarted.
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4 Days Ago   #572
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Odd. Does manually restarting the explorer process help?
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4 Days Ago   #573
lateadopter

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Odd. Does manually restarting the explorer process help?
Like using Windows task Manager to close the process and then to find and run explorer.exe? Unfortunately, no.

Wait, I just tried it after setting this problem directory to List view instead of Large Icons view, and the problem isn't happening anymore.

Maybe it's something to do with these files and Windows Explorer previewing .pdf files? Does this sound like I need to uninstall and reinstall Acrobat?

edited:

It's not happening in the Extended Tiles or Content views either, which does show little thumbnails of all the .pdfs including these 4 new ones...

OK, worked my way up from Small Icons to Medium Icons to Large Icons and now the problem's all gone. Something to remember for next time this pops up...

Anyway, thanks again!
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4 Days Ago   #574
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news. I hope it stays sorted for you.
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