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

01 Oct 2010   #60
TeeDoubleUDee

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Brink, I missed that . It sounds like you might be on the case though so will keep watching - don't know how we managed before forums like these became available - keep up the good work!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
01 Oct 2010   #61
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hopefully one day.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2010   #62
dbbb

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have been struggling with this rediculous situation since I bought my new computer which came with Windows 7. Before coming across this post I was very close to giving up on Windows 7 and moving back to XP.

But ... IT WORKS!!!!! I let out a yelp of sheer glee! I am now very happy indeed!

Thanks for a superb piece of work there, you have transformed my Windows 7 experience; I was appauled by the removal of this feature by Microsoft.

I see you are trialing SP1 beta - is Microsoft going to enable users to disable all their sorting features in the later version? It does not seem to me that they are listening to customers who disagree with their world view, though this could be unfair.

(A very happy) David
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2010   #63
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome David.

So far in the SP1 beta, you will still need to use the tutorial to disable auto arrange. Hopefully they might add a "Folder Option" or something to make toggling this off and on easier to do in a later SP1 release.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

21 Oct 2010   #64
xboxhaxorz

 
 

i did this. but when i unzip a folder it always put its at the top.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Oct 2010   #65
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello xboxhaxorz,

This is normal even after disabling auto arrange. You will just need to arrange the folder how you like it after unzipping it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2010   #66
xboxhaxorz

 
 

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

This is normal even after disabling auto arrange. You will just need to arrange the folder how you like it after unzipping it.

darn, guess xp has something over 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2010   #67
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, since it's not normal to disable auto arrange in Windows 7, there are a few quirks that make it just not the same as it was in XP unfortunately.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2010   #68
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2010   #69
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Stereo,

Sorry, but I do not think that Microsoft is going to have Auto Arrange in Windows Explorer disabled by default, or even have an option to do since it was by design for Windows 7. SP1 RC does not have it.
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 02:45.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App