Stop Auto Arrange of Pictures in Windows 10


  1. Posts : 304
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    Stop Auto Arrange of Pictures in Windows 10


    For the life of me can't stop this folder from rearranging my photos. I want to move pictures around and have them stay the way I changed them.? I have auto arrange unchecked and ran this bat file I found on this site. Can I stop pictures from changing ?

    :: Disable Auto Arrange for Pictures folder templateREG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{b3690e58-e961-423b-b687-386ebfd83239}" /V FFLAGS /T REG_DWORD /D 1124073477 /FREG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{b3690e58-e961-423b-b687-386ebfd83239}" /V GroupByDirection /T REG_DWORD /D 1 /FREG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{b3690e58-e961-423b-b687-386ebfd83239}" /V GroupByKey:FMTID /T REG_SZ /D {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} /FREG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{b3690e58-e961-423b-b687-386ebfd83239}" /V GroupByKey:PID /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /FREG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{b3690e58-e961-423b-b687-386ebfd83239}" /V GroupView /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /FREG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{b3690e58-e961-423b-b687-386ebfd83239}" /V IconSize /T REG_DWORD /D 96 /FREG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{b3690e58-e961-423b-b687-386ebfd83239}" /V LogicalViewMode /T REG_dWORD /D 2 /FREG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{b3690e58-e961-423b-b687-386ebfd83239}" /V Mode /T REG_DWORD /D 6 /FREG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{b3690e58-e961-423b-b687-386ebfd83239}" /V Rev /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /FREG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{b3690e58-e961-423b-b687-386ebfd83239}" /V Vid /T REG_SZ /D {0057D0E0-3573-11CF-AE69-08002B2E1262} /F
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  2. Posts : 1,765
    Windows 10 Home
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    "For the life of me can't stop this folder from rearranging my photos. I want to move pictures around and have them stay the way I changed them.? I have auto arrange unchecked and ran this bat file I found on this site. Can I stop pictures from changing ?"

    I assume you got the bat file from this Brink tutorial - Enable or Disable Auto Arrange in Folders in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    If you got to the thread end, you know this 'fix' will only work until you close the window, your order will not be 'remembered'. Like you, I do this all the time, re-arrange pictures, say in chronological order, or whatever. My workaround is to re-number them in order. Run the 'disable auto-arrange bat, then in folder view, r-click 'View' then tick auto-arrange and align to grid. Get a good renumbering program since the one in File explorer may not retain the thumbnail order. I use FastStone Image viewer 6.4 to place in desired order & remembers session order, then Select All and drag to AF5 renamer, small old program that still does the job. Good Luck.
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  3. Posts : 304
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    This bat worked on my older computer but not the newer one? On this computer I have 1709 16299.125,does anyone know what happened?
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  4. Posts : 1,765
    Windows 10 Home
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    From Brink in post 101 of tutorial above - "Unfortunately, disabling auto arrange in File Explorer is no longer working starting in Windows 10 version 1703." Same with 1709, our current version.
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  5. Posts : 304
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Thanks mrgeek for the info, just when I found a work around its gone. Maybe in a future update will get it back,guess I will rearrage on old computer then move to new computer. Not sure why they decided to remove this option, but I still think Windows 10 is a Great OS.
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