Unable to cancel auto arrange of folders in library, pictures and document

cannot move folders or items in folders to other locations within 'pictures' or 'documents'. The black, vertical location bar does not appear when I click on a folder to move it around , and on releasing the mouse button the folder returns to it's origional position. Tried both left and right clicking on folders and in spaces in between but no option to deselect 'auto arrange ' appears, - only variuos options within an auto arrange system

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Windows 7 does not have the Auto Arrange Option/or can not be turned off
So, why Windows 7 turns off Auto Arrange ? I feel very annoying that I cannot arrange the files/pictures the way I want.
Keeping files organised and having the option to is great but having it forced upon me is not! I keep the majority of my pictures/files in alphabetical order but there are certain files/pictures which came from different sources and I access regularly and would like to keep out of sorting sequence made automatically by Windows 7.
Was the Windows 7 wiritten in such a way that the Auto arrange option is disabled? Or this option can be re-enabled. Please somebody helps with an answer!
I know I am not the only user that feels this way as I have seen thread after thread asking how to disable auto arrrange within folders.

Include folders in a library
A library gathers content from various folders. You can include folders from different locations in the same library, and then view and arrange the files in those folders as one collection. For example, if you keep some of your pictures on an external hard drive, you can include a folder from that hard drive in your Pictures library, and then access that folder's files in your Pictures library whenever the hard drive is connected to your computer.

Managing your pictures
An easy way to locate and view pictures on your computer is to use the Pictures library. By default, the Pictures library shows all the pictures located in the My Pictures folder, but you can include other folders in your Pictures library, too.

disable/turn off auto arrange files and folders?
does anyone know how to turn off auto arrange? i like to be organsised and arrange my files within folders to my liking. i could do this with vista and the other windows before windows 7. can anyone help? is microsoft aware of this issue and are they doing anything about it?

Undo auto arrange for documents
I just installed Windows 7. With Vista, I could arrange my documents anyway I see fit; however, with Windows 7 I am unable to do so. My question, is there a way to disable the auto arrange so I can arrange My Documents the way I want? This is a deal breaker. If M.S. does not have this feature I will change my OS [to Apple]--once again, it is time I buy a new computer.

Arrange file/folder information- do not want to "auto arrange"
I am using Windows 7 Ultimate. I want to be able to arrange icons and pictures in a file or folder. I DO NOT want them to "auto arrange". This is such a simple thing, but everywhere I look it is telling me to arrange by "something" ie. date, tag, size, etc. I simply want to move them into the order I want them

Customize a library
Libraries let you view and arrange files stored in different locations. You can change where a library gathers content from by including or removing folders in the library. You can also customize the general behavior of a library by changing its default save location, or by changing the type of file that a library is optimized for.

How to Disable Auto Arrange
In Windows 7, auto arrange is enabled by default so that all file and folder names in Windows Explorer are sorted alphabetically no matter what folder view you used. This will show you how to disable Auto Arrange in Windows 7 to be able to sort your files and folders in any random order you like in Windows Explorer without it having to be sorted alphabetically by name. Windows 7 will also remember these random folder sortings, and open as how they were when the window was last closed.

Turn auto arrange icons off in folders
How can i turn auto arrange icons off in folders? I would like to move icons where i want in a folder.

Customizing the desktop
The desktop is the work area on a computer screen that simulates the top of an actual desk. The desktop contains the Recycle Bin and icons (shortcuts to programs, files, folders, and various types of documents such as letters, reports, or pictures) that you can arrange just as you'd arrange real objects on a desk.

Auto-arrange Desktop Icons to the Right
I'm looking for any way that I can have Windows auto arrange my desktop icons to the right side of the screen rather than the standard left side. Just dragging and manually arranging my icons on the right side of the desktop is tedious and annoying.
And, before anyone posts, I do know of a Stardock program called Fences, but It does not have the auto-arrange functionality that I want.

Why has the option to manually sort files in folders been removed?
Why has the option to manually sort files and folders been removed? Having the ability to re-arrange all files and folders is common sense and a need in some of my work . This removed feature costs me an hour or two of extra work a week One can re-arrange all links/shortcuts in any order they wish but to actually move files and folders around can no longer be done. I would have never bought Windows 7 if I had known the took this feature away from me .

Auto Arrange fix/hack
For all of you Windows 7 users who have been annoyed (like myself) at the removal of "Auto Arrange", a fix/hack has been discovered.
I’m writing this article specifically for Windows 7, because the FullRowSelect registry key that you used in Windows Vista, doesn’t work in Windows 7.
Auto arrange menu option is back. Atlast, you can disable Auto arrange option when in "icons" view. This wasn’t possible in Windows 7 earlier.
It involves editing the Registry so I don't reccomend it for everyone, however, I have had limited Registry Editing experience and I was able to follow the step by step instructions with complete success. I can confirm that the fix/hack does enable you to use "Auto Arrange" but I can not guarentee that your system will remain stable after the edit, as editing the Registry can cause problems if done incorrectly. If you edit the Registry you do so at your own risk.

Unable to close camera download window
I don't know if this is the right place, but I'm unable to close the download window after downloading pictures from my camera to the computer. The pictures are downloaded OK and they are erased from the camera.

I try to close the window and I get is a message asking if I wish to cancel the download. I can send the message to the task bar and if I wish to download anymore pictures, I'm informed that the program is open and to close it first. The only way I can close it is to reboot.

Why has the ability to deactivate Auto Arrange been removed in Windows 7?
Why in Windows 7 has the ability to turn off Auto Arrange been removed apart from on the desktop? I find it highly annoying that I cannot arrange the files how I want to.
Keeping files organised and having the option to is great but having it forced upon me is not! I keep the majority of my files in alphabetical order but there are certain files which I access regularly and would like to keep out of sequence without having to add them to 'favourites' or some other directory.

Unable to save to Documents Library in Windows 7 64x
I am currently logged in as the Administrator on my system and for some reason I am unable to save files to my Documents Library.
Any time I try to save something a message box pops up with the phrase "You can't save here. Please choose another location."
I am currently trying to save a word document (.docx) from Microsoft Word 2007, but I have tried other file types too and nothing seems to save there.

auto-arrange in folders is horrible!
so i want to arrange my documents in their own order just like on previous versions of windows but someone made a completely stupid decision to TAKE-AWAY user-control. why on earth would they take away the option for us to control our own damn organization. incompetent decisions like this don't make me walk away from windows... you guys are literally pushing me away to mac
maybe i don't want my entire computer in alphabetical order, or by date, but apparently someone couldn't figure that out

No "Auto-arrange" option in context menu
The auto-arrange feature in the Sort context menu for a folder with images is missing.
Some friends told me they have it with Windows 7 RC.
It seems on some PCs it is, in others don't. Why ?

How to turn off annoying Auto Arrange in folder view?
I'm not talking about sorting icons on Desktop. I need to be able to sort icons MANUALLY in folder. I could do this in Windows XP, 2000, 98, 95, but not in Win7.
Will this "auto arrange" bug be fixed in Windows7 Service Pack 1?

Folders: frequently asked questions
Here are answers to some common questions about using folders in Windows 7. What is a folder and how is it different from a library? Should I save my files to a folder or a library? Can I change the icon for a folder? Where are the menus that used to appear at the top of open folders in previous versions of Windows? Where did the folder list go? What is the address bar and what kind of information does it display?