Temporarily stopping automatic file sorting?

  1.    20 Sep 2017 #1

    Temporarily stopping automatic file sorting?

    When I rename some of the files in a folder they are always immediately sorted. Is there a no-brainer way or a freeware tool to toggle that on or off please? Research found a couple of registry hacks which would not be quick.

    I'm surprised this isn't a simple folder option!

    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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  2.    20 Sep 2017 #2

    Hi, try the answer here for a way round that
    Microsoft Community

    As the man with the square head said, 'Sometimes you have to think outside the box'
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  3.    20 Sep 2017 #3

    Thanks.That's a clever solution but not really ideal for my purposes. I typically start with files in filename order and step through, selectively renaming certain ones. So I want to simply see the names change after my F2 edit and decide myself when to resort them.
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  4.    20 Sep 2017 #4

    When renaming files in windows 7, prevent explorer from instantly resorting the list (and losing your place) - Super User
    - ideas and alternatives.

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    disable autorefresh explorer

    XYplorer (near bottom rt)
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  5.    20 Sep 2017 #5

    Thanks, I'll follow up those suggestions. Currently trying the approach using fixed sort column of Date Created and it's not as awkward as I expected.
    Last edited by Terrypin; 20 Sep 2017 at 13:53.
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