Can't drag image to new location in a folder-rearrange images.

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aVolanche Veteran Member • Posts: 3,646
Can't drag image to new location in a folder-rearrange images.

When I open a folder containing images....jpegs(in "My Photos"),I can't drag individual images to a new location WITHIN the same folder.I'm sure this is an easy fix,but I can't find it.Always have been able to relocate images before.Anyone know?I just want to rearrange the order of the images inside a folder.....not move them out of that folder.
Thanks! Diane

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Califlefty Regular Member • Posts: 494
Re: Can't drag image to new location in a folder.

Go to "my computer" open up the destination folder in a separate window - now drag.

dradam Senior Member • Posts: 2,784
Re: Can't drag image to new location in a folder.

aVolanche wrote:

When I open a folder containing images....jpegs(in My Photos),I can't drag individual images to a new location WITHIN the folder.I'm sure this is an easy fix,but I can't find it.Always have been able to relocate images before.Anyone know?
Thanks! Diane

If your folder is set to be arranged by name (or any other parameter) I would guess that it would either not let you move them to a new location in a folder, or they would just snap back to the original location after you do.

If you're worried about this (and I cant imagine personally why you would care) you can use more unique naming so that certain files are always first on the list (rename file.doc to AAfile.doc), you can create subfolders and actually organize some things, or you can manage your pictures using another program.

aVolanche OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,646
Re: Can't drag image to new location in a folder.

Not sure I made this clear.Say I have some images in a folder in this order: #10001,10002,10003,10004,10005,10006,10007,etc....And I want to place image #10001 between #10005 and #10006.So the image order would be #10005,#10001,#10006.Then, when I use the viewer,the images come up in that sequence.

The only remedy I can find so far is to rename them,which is absurd.XP always allowed this rearrangement by simply dragging an image between any other 2 images and dropping it there.But in Win 7,I can't do it.

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Brad99 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,145
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That's Windows 7. It's extremely dumb in comparison to all earlier Windows as far as arranging and remembering of windows or folders is concerned. It's by design evidently!

It's a 'bug' that's part of the same problem discussed at length in this thread

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproui/thread/5b524d53-df97-405d-835f-f081d106a19b

A small program ShellFolderFix can sort out the problem in remembering window positions, but not your problem.

aVolanche OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,646
Re: Can't drag image to new location in a folder.

Brad99 wrote:

That's Windows 7. It's extremely dumb in comparison to all earlier Windows as far as arranging and remembering of windows or folders is concerned. It's by design evidently!

Wow!That is nonsense.Make us accept alphabetical order.....or by time taken,etc.This really messes with my ability to compare 2 photos in the "viewer".It's a serious blow to photo editing.

Once again,it seems that the "designers" don't use the product.

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DezM
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Re: Can't drag image to new location in a folder.

Before you knock Windws 7, you can sort your files within any given folder.

View as Details and click on the tab of the criteria you'd like to sort. Each folder is higly customizeable. You just haven't encountered that yet.
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aVolanche OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,646
Re: Can't drag image to new location in a folder.

DezM wrote:

Before you knock Windws 7, you can sort your files within any given folder.

View as Details and click on the tab of the criteria you'd like to sort. Each folder is higly customizeable. You just haven't encountered that yet.
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The ONLY criteria I want is to be able to move an individual image within a folder to a different spot in that folder.And there is no way to do that.I did it in XP.
Diane

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