Windows 10: Why did "auto arrange" disappear in my folders in Windows 10?

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    Why did "auto arrange" disappear in my folders in Windows 10?


    Why did "auto arrange" disappear in my folders in Windows 10? Until a few days ago whenever I renamed an item it would auto-arrange in alphabetical order within the folder. That suddenly stopped a few days ago and I was wondering if there is a way to re-enable it. I make use of it everyday and now it is frustrating that I have to manually move the items around.

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    KGE2, Aug 4, 2021
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  2. Disabling auto arrange in Windows 10

    My system just updated and now I can't arrange folders on my desk top as I need them. It will slow down my work considerably to have to hunt for folders.

    Can anyone tell me how to disable auto arrange in the latest version of Windows? The view function has disappeared from favorites.

    Please no links...just a simples step by step would be appreciated. Thank you. Joanne
     
    JoanneFanizzo, Aug 4, 2021
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    Unkn0wn, Aug 4, 2021
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  4. Why did "auto arrange" disappear in my folders in Windows 10?

    Windows Creator and Auto Arrange

    Carlos,



    Below is URL of tutorial that describes exactly what my problem is, with a fix that worked starting with Windows 8 through the first 2 versions of Windows 10.



    Enable or Disable Auto Arrange in Folders in Windows 10



    In step 2 of that tutorial there was a batch file that I used when Windows 10 came out that solved the problem that I am experiencing now. Specifically, within a folder there was no way to move icons around so that they did not
    appear either alphabetically, by date taken ,etc. I want the freedom to place files within a folder in any order. The .bat file shown corrected this problem for Windows 8 through the first 2 versions of Windows 10. Now Creator comes along and the batch file
    no longer works. Note the Warning on p1 of the tutorial in pink. What this means is that even if I uncheck auto arrange within a folder, and manually change the order of the files to my liking, once the folder is closed and then reopened the files revert
    to alphabetical order regardless whether auto arrange is checked or unchecked.



    Icons on the desktop
    can be placed in an arbitrary order by unchecking auto arrange when in desktop. But then I cannot move icons until I check the auto arrange box. If I forget to uncheck auto arrange before I shut my computer down, on reboot all icons show up alphabetically.
    Very bad design.



    Aaron
     
    AaronBudgor, Aug 4, 2021
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