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Windows explorer autoarrange
Workaround to turn off autoarrange
Adam5000

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Msg#: 4590111 posted 12:50 am on Jul 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

Greetings all

I'm organizing some files and folders using windows explorer in Windows 7, and it's a bit difficult with the auto arrange on. Is there a way to turn the autoarrange off? If not, is there a workaround?

Help!

 

bill

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Msg#: 4590111 posted 1:27 am on Jul 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

Windows Explorer in Windows 7 doesn't support custom ordering like previous versions did. So in folder views you can no longer drag items around to rearrange them.

There is a registry hack that has a side effect of re-enabling the ability to turn off auto arrange. [winhelponline.com...] I haven't tried this hack. If you choose to try this make sure you have all your backups just in case.

Adam5000

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Msg#: 4590111 posted 4:08 pm on Jul 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

Understood bill. I'll give it a try.

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