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    Automatic thumbnails sorting – how to cancel in Win10 explorer.


    by bluenite1 ·


    Is it possible to force Winexplorer to have the files in the same place when I reopen the same window when I put them in my own order before? I tried it according to this tutorial xxxxxxxxxxxxx, but it only works 50% – after reopening the same folder, the files are in the previous place again. I was used to it in windows 7.
    Thanks for advice

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    • #4108303
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      Gave up. I’ve replaced Windows File Explorer.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Automatic thumbnails sorting – how to cancel in Win10 explorer.

      See a list at

      Microsoft has their idea of how WFE should work and they constantly break this area. So I use something else.

    • #4108321

      Help Preserving File Order in Windows 10 Explorer

      by hoopese80 ·

      In reply to Automatic thumbnails sorting – how to cancel in Win10 explorer.

      In Windows 10, the default behavior of Windows Explorer is to automatically arrange files and folders based on certain criteria, such as name, date modified, or file type. However, there is a way to disable this auto-arrange feature and manually arrange files in the desired order.

      The tutorial you mentioned is a common method to disable the auto-arrange feature in Windows 10. However, it seems that the changes you made are not being preserved when you reopen the folder. This could be due to several factors, such as the folder settings not being applied correctly or the settings being overridden by another configuration.

      To ensure that the folder settings are applied consistently, you can try the following steps:

      Open the folder that you want to customize.
      Right-click on an empty area within the folder and select “View” from the context menu.
      In the “View” submenu, choose the desired view mode, such as “Details” or “List.”
      Once you’ve selected the view mode, click on “Options” on the far right side of the ribbon.
      In the “Folder Options” dialog box, go to the “View” tab.
      Uncheck the option that says “Remember each folder’s view settings.”
      Click on “Apply” and then click on “OK” to save the changes.
      By disabling the “Remember each folder’s view settings” option, you prevent Windows from remembering individual settings for each folder. Instead, it will apply the same view settings to all folders.

      After performing these steps, try arranging the files in your preferred order within the folder. When you reopen the folder, the files should remain in the same order you set earlier. Note that this will apply to all folders on your system, and the view settings will be consistent across them.

      If the issue persists, it’s possible that there may be other factors or settings on your system that are conflicting with the desired behavior. In that case, it may be worth considering alternative file management software that offers more advanced customization options.

      • #4113309

        Help Preserving File Order in Windows 10 Explorer

        by bluenite1 ·

        In reply to Help Preserving File Order in Windows 10 Explorer

        well, unfortunately I’ll probably have different windows ;-), because I can’t find the option “Remember each folder’s view settings” in those dialog.
        Maybe that’s why? When I research it, elsewhere online, I see that I’m not alone…
        btw it’s a regular Windows 10 Pro v21H2

    • #4113632

      Automatic thumbnails sorting – how to cancel in

      by codeconductor ·

      In reply to Automatic thumbnails sorting – how to cancel in Win10 explorer.

      To disable automatic thumbnail sorting in Windows 10 File Explorer and maintain your preferred file order when reopening the same window, you can try the following steps:

      Open File Explorer by clicking on the folder icon in the taskbar or by pressing the Windows key + E.
      Navigate to the folder where you want to disable automatic sorting.
      Once you’re inside the folder, click on the “View” tab at the top of the File Explorer window.
      In the “View” tab, locate the “Sort by” option and click on it.
      From the drop-down menu, select the “Name” option to sort the files by their names.
      Next, click on the “View” tab again and locate the “Options” button on the right side. Click on it.
      In the “Folder Options” window that appears, go to the “View” tab.
      Scroll down and locate the “Remember each folder’s view settings” checkbox. Make sure it is checked.
      Click on the “Apply to Folders” button and then click “OK” to apply the changes.

      By following these steps, Windows 10 should remember your chosen file order and display the files accordingly when you reopen the same folder in File Explorer. However, please note that this method may not work consistently for all folders, as Windows 10 has certain limitations and behaviors regarding folder settings.

      If you’re still experiencing issues after trying these steps, it’s possible that Windows 10 is not fully supporting the functionality you desire, and it may require additional third-party software or modifications to achieve the exact behavior you were used to in Windows 7.

    • #4168159

      use QTTabBar extension

      by infotop1seo ·

      In reply to Automatic thumbnails sorting – how to cancel in Win10 explorer.

      there are some third-party tools and software that can help you achieve this behavior. One such tool is “QTTabBar.” QTTabBar is an extension for Windows Explorer that adds additional features, including the ability to save and restore folder view settings.

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