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       #140

    @guru1d,

    Not that I'm aware of.
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  2. Posts : 2
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       #141

    Thanks for the solution Shawn @Brink.
    "This tutorial no longer works starting with the Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703."
    That is so NOT awesome.
    MS is so NOT awesome.
    Thanks for taking away the solution Microsoft.
    :-(
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    I'd be willing to entertain a technical explanation of the constraints that drove MS's consideration to land us where we are; that is, assuming this was not a deliberate block, what valuable feature was enabled with the impact that Shawn's solution no longer works; or maybe it was an unintended consequence, in which case I ask: why does a manually sort / re-arrange feature not exist, and how does one reach out to MS to request an impact reassessment? Surely there's a way to get their enabled feature and the desired one in this thread? That took effort for me to be that generous...
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  3. Posts : 61,516
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       #142

    Hello @strez,

    You could send feedback to Microsoft in the Feedback Hub app to hopefully help them come up with a solution.

    Send Feedback to Microsoft in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  4. Posts : 5
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       #143

    Yes please do that :). My Feedback Hub App doesn't work, else I would do the same.
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  5. Posts : 6
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       #144

    strez said:
    Thanks for the solution Shawn @Brink.
    "This tutorial no longer works starting with the Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703."
    That is so NOT awesome.
    MS is so NOT awesome.
    Thanks for taking away the solution Microsoft.
    :-(
    -----------------
    I'd be willing to entertain a technical explanation of the constraints that drove MS's consideration to land us where we are; that is, assuming this was not a deliberate block, what valuable feature was enabled with the impact that Shawn's solution no longer works; or maybe it was an unintended consequence, in which case I ask: why does a manually sort / re-arrange feature not exist, and how does one reach out to MS to request an impact reassessment? Surely there's a way to get their enabled feature and the desired one in this thread? That took effort for me to be that generous...
    MS has a history of removing tools and features that most people use them, for no obvious reason. (start menu comes to mind) and it will take a loud voice of unhappy users to get their attention. and this f-ups are not always intentional. just look what first 1809 update did to user files.
    anyhow, I'll sign any petition regarding this subject. count me in.
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #145

    I tried this on Windows 10 Home, Verison 1809, OS Build 17763.316. It does disable auto-arrange, but resets the files back to their normal places when you close or reset the folder. Better than nothing, but Microsoft can, and must do better than this. They need to stop touching such weird things that don't need to be fixed. ��
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  7. Posts : 1,763
    Windows 10 Home
       #146

    "It does disable auto-arrange, but resets the files back to their normal places when you close or reset the folder."

    It has been like this for a few years now. I've used it for years to re-arrange picture sequences. If it helps, I keep the new file order by simply renaming the list of changed files in the desired order.
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       #147

    Hello. Is it possible to completely undo the effects caused by the BATCH file? I've arranged the folder that I needed to and now would like to completely undo the changes. Please help
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  9. Posts : 61,516
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       #148

    Sarah23 said:
    Hello. Is it possible to completely undo the effects caused by the BATCH file? I've arranged the folder that I needed to and now would like to completely undo the changes. Please help

    Hello Sarah, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you mean for your folder view settings getting reset back to default, then you could try doing a system restore using a restore point dated before applying the .bat file.

    System Restore Windows 10

    In the future, you can backup your folder view settings to be able to restore as needed.

    Backup and Restore Folder View Settings in Windows 10
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  10. Posts : 1,763
    Windows 10 Home
       #149

    Download the .bat file in Step 5 or just uncheck the 'Auto arrange' option in r-click 'View', if you think you'll use it again.
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