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How To Disable Auto Arrange in Folders on Windows 10

by Ishaq Dar
Disable Auto Arrange in Folders on Windows 10

Before the arrival of Windows 8/8.1/10, it was easy to arrange folders in file explorer. As in the earlier version of Windows 7, the operating system allowed users to arrange folders according to their desire. But now with the Auto arrange facility, it has become a little complicated to sort folders and files.

So to remove such a facility, I’ve drafted a guide for you. I’ll present a guide about How To Disable Auto Arrange in Folders on Windows 10. Feel free to use our guide to remove this frustrating situation from your favorite operating system.

2 Ways To Disable Auto Arrange in Folders on Windows 10

1) Using Windows 10 Registry Editor

  • Press Win + R button to open Run box. Type “Regedit” in it and press enter.

Disable Auto Arrange in Folders on Windows 10

  • Now copy and paste the following entry in the URL bar of the registry editor and press enter.
Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell
  • Delete the Bags key from the left-side panel.

Disable Auto Arrange in Folders on Windows 10

  • Go to the following path in the registry editor:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell
  • Now delete the Bags key from there.

Disable Auto Arrange in Folders on Windows 10

  • The destination you need to open in the Registry editor is:
Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\NoRoam
  • Again delete it’s Bags subkey as well.
  • Right-click on the taskbar and select “Task Manager”

Disable Auto Arrange in Folders on Windows 10

  • Locate & select File manager in the task manager and click on “Restart”
  • Get the disable-auto-arrange.zip file from here and extract the files.
  • Run disableautoarrange.reg file from the extracted folder.
  • Now again open the task manager and restart the file manager.

2) Using File Explorer

  • Open Windows 10 Registry editor via Run command box.
  • Navigate to the following path in it.
Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\NoRoam
  • Delete the Bags subkey that’s located in the left sidebar.
  • Open the task manager and restart the File explorer process.

Disable Auto Arrange in Folders on Windows 10

  • Download the disable-auto-arrange file.
  • Extract the .zip folder and run disableautoarrange.reg from it.
  • Restart the File manager from the task manager again.

How To Check Disabled Auto Arrange in Folders on Windows 10?

  • Open the file explorer and right-click on its empty space. Here, if you are not seeing any Auto-arrange option inside the View menu, then the facility is successfully removed from your PC.

Check Disabled Auto Arrange in Folders on Windows 10

  • Now what you can also do is sort your desired folders into descending or ascending order. Such options will be appearing inside the “Sort by” menu that you can use as a replacement of Auto Arrange feature in Windows 10.

Check Disabled Auto Arrange in Folders on Windows 10

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