Folder Thumbnails


Kenty

Link Posted 25/10/2011 - 15:31
My old computer used XP and there was a facility within folders to drag and drop (photo thumbnails, documents etc) to a position of your choice. eg if I had 20 photos in a folder I could rearrange them how I liked by the drag and drop facility then I could rename them as a group of photos into the order I wanted. (Hope I've explained this clearly!).

But this facility does not seem to exist for Windows7??

I've checked the Folder Options and the various View options but can't find a way to drag and drop a photo into a new position within a folder.

Can anyone help with this please?

Cheers.....John
On a dark desert highway, cool Pentax K5 in my hand.
My Kit
K5 & 18-55 Kit lens, K7, Pentax 18-250mm lens, Sigma 10-20mm lens, Sigma 105mm Macro lens, Pentax 50mm 1.7 lens, Cokin P Series Filters

johnriley

Link Posted 25/10/2011 - 16:03
Not sure what you mean by this - the ability to drag and drop hasn't changed as far as I can see.
Best regards, John

Kenty

Link Posted 25/10/2011 - 16:31
Perhaps I've not explained myself clearly John.

There are options to view the contents of a folder by date, name etc but I used to be able to move the individual photo or file by dragging it and then dropping it into a new place within the folder. eg say I wanted photo IMPG004 to be in front of IMPG003 then I could do this by dragging and dropping/moving to the new position but I can't do this in W7.

Does that make sense - a bit difficult to explain?

Cheers...John
On a dark desert highway, cool Pentax K5 in my hand.
My Kit
K5 & 18-55 Kit lens, K7, Pentax 18-250mm lens, Sigma 10-20mm lens, Sigma 105mm Macro lens, Pentax 50mm 1.7 lens, Cokin P Series Filters

ChrisA

Link Posted 25/10/2011 - 16:42
Kenty wrote:
My old computer used XP and there was a facility within folders

Is this in Windows Explorer, or some other application?
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snappychappy

Link Posted 25/10/2011 - 17:16
Are photos place numerically and then alphabetically in order automatically by windows. Not sure how you could move a file with name, 04 and place it before file 03? try renaming the files. Confusing issue.
My piccies.

Kenty

Link Posted 25/10/2011 - 17:44
Yes - Windows Explorer.

I used to be able to drag and move files/photos within a folder in any order I liked in XP - I can't now. Renaming files to put them in the order I want can take some time whereas it was easy with XP.

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On a dark desert highway, cool Pentax K5 in my hand.
My Kit
K5 & 18-55 Kit lens, K7, Pentax 18-250mm lens, Sigma 10-20mm lens, Sigma 105mm Macro lens, Pentax 50mm 1.7 lens, Cokin P Series Filters

Rodders53

Link Posted 25/10/2011 - 17:54
It's a design feature of Vista and 7.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/windows-explore...

You can tell Micro$oft you miss it - but will they change it back?

Algernon

Link Posted 25/10/2011 - 18:51
Does that mean you can't sort the Desktop Icons with Win 7?

Not that it ever worked properly with XP though... every now and
again it would decide it was time to change the Icons to how
MS would prefer them
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

Kenty

Link Posted 25/10/2011 - 19:46
Rodders53 wrote:
It's a design feature of Vista and 7.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/windows-explore...

You can tell Micro$oft you miss it - but will they change it back?

That describes precisely what I was querying - but in a clearer way!! Looks like I'm stuck unless Microsoft make the change back to what it was in XP. Oh well. Thanks Rodders for finding that answer.

As for sorting desktop Icons - no problem Algernon.

Cheers....John
On a dark desert highway, cool Pentax K5 in my hand.
My Kit
K5 & 18-55 Kit lens, K7, Pentax 18-250mm lens, Sigma 10-20mm lens, Sigma 105mm Macro lens, Pentax 50mm 1.7 lens, Cokin P Series Filters
Last Edited by Kenty on 25/10/2011 - 19:47
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