How can I put my icons anywhere in a drive window when using Windows 7?

Osama Javaid February 4, 2012
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In Windows XP, when arrange icons is not set to auto-arrange, we can put icons in any row and column in the window of that particular drive. But in Windows 7, this feature is only limited to the desktop. I was in a habit to put different folders in separate rows and columns in Windows XP , now I switched to Windows 7 and I am missing that feature.

  1. Anonymous
    February 4, 2012 at 9:49 am

    you can try other explorers and leave windows as it is without modifying registry
    Q-Dirhttp://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/Q-Dir

  2. FIDELIS
    February 4, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Hello, have a look at the following link.  There are two ways of accomplishing this.  If you use the reg file make sure to back up registry first.  Also as usual make sure to backup your system and create a system restore just in case:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/92758-windows-explorer-auto-arrange-disable.html

  3. Jay.0
    February 4, 2012 at 3:48 am

    I think this xp option is removed from windows 7.
    But it looks like this article enables the option :
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/disable-auto-arrange-folders-windows-7

    It includes registry editing, so be careful.