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Resolved [How do I stop Desktop Icons from rearranging on every restart?]

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by adonis888, 2016/07/18.

  1. 2016/07/18
    adonis888

    adonis888 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    How do I stop Desktop Icons from rearranging every time I restart? I get the desktop looking how I want it and after I shutdown or restart the icons all move to the left.
     
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    Right-click on Desktop and then click on "View "

    Have you checked the option "Align to Grid ", rather than "Auto arrange icons "
     

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    Bill

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    Also, once you re-arrange them the way you like, right click on a blank space on your desktop and select "Refresh ". You should see all your icons flash once, and [hopefully!] stay where you put them. They should then remain in that location after you restart/boot your computer.
     
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    adonis888

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    Thank you
     
  6. 2016/10/22
    adonis888

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    After a couple of restarts it started happening again. So I gave up. This morning my icons spread themselves out over the desktop, bothe vertically and horizontally. I put them back together and found a lot were missing - obviously because they spread out a lot went off screen. I re-checked the auto arrange box and they came back. I don't need a reply on this unless someone has an answer for the desktop not being saved. I have looked at other posts on this such as the one with changed registry keys but they were already set as suggested.
     
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    adonis888

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    Thanks alanrf. Your suggestion along with Bill's seems to have solved the problem
     
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    adonis888

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    Thanks Bill. Your suggestion alon with alanrfs's looks like it has solved the problem.
     
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    Thanks everyone:)
     

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