If this has been answered before, please point to that discussion as I could not find it.
This used to be an option in a folder setting which has disappeared in Win 7 I think.
The only solution that I found so far is to run a .bat file.
I do not know if it a safe option as I am not a pro.
Is there a 3rd party app by any chance which creates an alternative folder view with an option to manually arrange icons?