Desktop icons keep moving around

Why do my icons occasionally rearrange themselves on the desktop? It only seems to happen when the system locks up and I have to reboot. Very annoying!

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Last updated July 8, 2019 Views 86,777 Applies to:

Hi ,,

There are some options to work on getting the icons to not re-arrange. Here are some options, (and these for the most part can be attributed to Ron Brown):


Fix for Desktop Icons Layout Not Getting Saved Upon Restarting Windows


Save and Restore Desktop Icon Layout in Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista (Win 7) - Free

Save and Restore Desktop Icon Layout in Windows Vista (Win 7) - Free

TIP : Right Click Desktop - VIEW - uncheck AutoArrange and Align to Grid when you want to restore
the icons or the restore will not work. You can recheck those as needed afterwards and apply the
Align to Grid before the Auto-Arrange.

Desktop Restore - Free


Once you are on the site you can click on "desktop restore" to bring up the desktop restore program.




Lock Desktop Icons Position and Disable Right Click


Let me know how this works but this should provide multiple options to get you going. Hope this helps,

Steve <> Microsoft Partner


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