Windows 10: Any way to disable sorting of icons on individual folders?

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  1. Any way to disable sorting of icons on individual folders?


    My desktop icons can be moved freely to any position. I note when I right click and look at the SORT options, none are checked. Is there any way to force that same behavior on an individual folder? I've tried installing the Windows Powershell as one answer I found on goggle suggested it. Powershell also gives me a start menu more like what I was used to on Win-7, so I'll keep it. But it doesn't change the fact that individual folders, displaying icons any size, MUST be sorted. There simply is no way to uncheck all the sort boxes, and so you can't move icons around in a manner that makes sense. I believe I also found a suggestion to delete certain registry keys to fix this problem, which only resulted in undesired affects and did not solve anything.

    As a work-around, I know I can sort by NAME, and then rename the various icons starting with two digit numbers, to force them into what i see as a logical order. But in every other version of windows I've ever used, you could move icons any way you wanted. Seems that capability is gone? Is it planned to be given back to us in some future update?

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    PeterPan2000, Feb 5, 2020
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  2. Any way to disable sortting of icons on individual folders?

    My desktop icons can be moved freely to any position. I note when I right click and look at the SORT options, none are checked. Is there any way to force that same behavior on an individual folder? I've tried installing the Windows Powershell as one answer I found on goggle suggested it. Powershell also gives me a start menu more like what I was used to on Win-7, so I'll keep it. But it doesn't change the fact that individual folders, displaying icons any size, MUST be sorted. There simply is no way to uncheck all the sort boxes, and so you can't move icons around in a manner that makes sense. I believe I also found a suggestion to delete certain registry keys to fix this problem, which only resulted in undesired affects and did not solve anything.

    As a work-around, I know I can sort by NAME, and then rename the various icons starting with two digit numbers, to force them into what i see as a logical order. But in every other version of windows I've ever used, you could move icons any way you wanted. Seems that capability is gone? Is it planned to be given back to us in some future update?
     
    PeterPan2000, Feb 5, 2020
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  3. Willabong Win User
    Any way to disable sortting of icons on individual folders?

    There is a way, but it may or may not suit you:

    Here is what you can do: Re-name the individual shortcut by adding a number or extra letter to the beginning of the shortcut to reflect your choice of which order you want your shortcuts to be in the folder. The idea is that as all shortcuts can be displayed in alphabetical order the extra letter/number will force Windows to re-order the shortcuts in the way you want them displayed eg: The shortcut you want to be first in your display list would have the letter A or 1 ..... The second shortcut would have the letter B or 2 and so on.

    PS: Just re-read your post, and it seems you have tried this, so please ignore this post!
     
    Willabong, Feb 5, 2020
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  4. Any way to disable sorting of icons on individual folders?

    How can I customize individual folder icons in Windows 10?

    Hi Laurie,



    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with changing folder icons on Windows 10.

    We can change the individual folder icons by following steps and check if it helps.

    1. Right click on Folder.

    2. Then click on Properties.

    3. Click on Shortcut tab.

    4. Then click on Change icon.

    5. Select the different icon from the list or browse the icons.



    Please get back to us with an update on customizing issue with Windows 10, we will be happy to help.



    Thank you.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Feb 5, 2020
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