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Windows explorer autoarrange

Workaround to turn off autoarrange



12:50 am on Jul 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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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?



1:27 am on Jul 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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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.


4:08 pm on Jul 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Understood bill. I'll give it a try.

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