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Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable in Windows 8

  1. #30


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    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    Thank you so much for the patch. I had an annoyance where I would right click and set a pic as desktop background and then file explorer would auto jump back to the top of the folder page, it was very annoying as I would have to either press the arrow button to get me back to the general area or I would have to scroll all the way back down to where I was before setting an image as desktop background. So far so good, I was just looking for that fix but I also like being able to arrange folders again. I never had that problem with Win 7 as far as I could remember.

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  2. #31


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome hotrippr, and welcome to Eight Forums.
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  3. #32


    First of all, thank you Brink to post this article article. And my question is about User Files. When I add some files in it, I can't use this option. Auto Arrange is still active. There is no way to use this option on our files added in User Files?

    Thanks
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  4. #33


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello venomofdatruth, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    When you add files into a folder, those files will be auto arranged by default. You will be able to arrange them how you like after they have been added though.
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  5. #34


    Maybe I couldn't explain my problem. After I used your patch, I could disable the auto arrange and move the files. But when I sent couple of files to the User File (I mean the file exists with your user name on the desktop C:\Users\X (X, is your user name)) I can't change the order. Also I use tiles section but there is no chance to use 2 column? Do I have to use special tiles?
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  6. #35


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    In "Tiles" view, it's a bit harder to arrange how you like. You would have to drag a file/folder to an empty space at the bottom to leave a gap. From there you can drag and drop others to the gap or bottom to create more gaps to move more items around. Almost like the game Tetris.

    In "Tiles" view you can only arrange them in any order, but not any position like in an icons view. I find using medium or large icons view works best to arrange them how you like.


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  7. #36


    As I see, you have options like Auto Arrange and Align to grid. But when I followed the same path there are no options like those. What could be the reason?
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  8. #37


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Could you post a screenshot showing the same thing as mine to see what you have to see if that may help ID the issue?
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  9. #38


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  10. #39


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Do you have UAC set to at least the default level?

    It sounds like the Disable_Windows_8_Explorer_Auto_Arrange.bat file in OPTION ONE didn't fully get applied.

    Try running the .bat again to see if you are able to arrange them in any order you like afterwards. Be sure that you close all explorer windows before running it.
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