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Thread: Disable auto-arrange in Windows 7 and allow manual arranging of files in a folder

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    Default Disable auto-arrange in Windows 7 and allow manual arranging of files in a folder

    I am new to Windows 7 and the forum and having problem moving files within a
    folder.

    In VISTA, I could drag and drop any file to any position within a folder which gave
    me priority listing of my files.
    Will someone help me with this problem.
    Has Microsoft forgot this feature?



    Thanks for your help.

    Bob

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    That feature was not included in Windows 7. I did find a way for a client of mine to reactivate it at the following link. It involves creating new registry keys so be careful and backup your registry before trying this. I used the downloadable zip file included in this how to and it worked.

    BE WARNED, this is a German website and there are some pretty racy adverts on the page. My antivirus did not detect anything.

    UNAWAVE - Windows 7 disable sorting auto arrange
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    ^ Nice find. The .bat file automates the job it appears. Best to create a system restore point first!

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    Ha! Somehow I knew someone from TWC had a hand in this. Nice work. Credit should have been given.

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