Desktop Icons change the order after restart

Original title: Desktop Icons in the Land of Window 8

Greetings My Friends. Before I go into my question I'd like to thank everyone who most graciously assisted me with the many difficulties I had with my former Dell XPS Studio 8100, running Windows 7, Service Pack One that has since gone to the realms of puffy clouds, halos, and **** cherubs flyin' around pluckin' away at harps. Sadly it had succumbed to the Cyber Devils and Digital Demons that infected it. Even after having the Pixel Priest perform an Electrosisim replete with the anointing of Holy Solder, the laying of digits upon Control-Alt-Delete, an attempting to Restore to an earlier time the computer was deemed CPU dead. So at 2:35am on July-11-2013 with a tear in either eye and with a shaking hand I pulled the plug on my 3 year old Dell XPS Studio 8100 paper weight and it quietly passed into the mist of the either net and the big internet in the cloud.:) So now I have a new ASUS computer and it runs Windows 8, and a few things are not as they were in Windows 7 like the arrangement of the desktop icons. Now in Windows 7 I was able to resize, change the image, and place the icons wherever I wanted to, and as long as I unchecked the "Align To Grid" box in the settings under View they would remain locked in their assigned positions. Okay assuming that the settings for the icons were the same as they were in Windows 7 in Windows 8 I went about painstakingly arranging my icons. After I'd finished my task I went into view and unchecked that pesky "Align To Grid" box and all seemed well until I had the need to restart the computer. After the restart my desktop came up on the screen and I couldn't believe my eyes, all the icons that I had so carefully arranged were back in their original positions that they were in before I changed them? I quickly went into view and wouldn't you know it the "Align To Grid" box was checked! I tested this confusing situation many times and ever time the results were the same? Now, once again I seek the counsel and wisdom from you the Windows Wizards, Microsoft Mages, and Digital Defenders of the Net in the hopes that you may have a solution to my situation. Sincerely Yours, Tiffany Amber Snow esq. "Help me Obi Wan, you're my only hope"

 

Question Info


Last updated September 15, 2018 Views 11,894 Applies to:
Answer

Hi Tiffany,

 

This issue may happen if there are some themes which are installed on the computer, that interferes with the working of Desktop icons.

 

Perform the steps mentioned below and see if it helps.

a: Right Click on an empty space on the desktop, and then click Personalize.

b: Then Click Change Desktop Icons option present at the Top left corner.

c: Uncheck the option Allow Themes to change desktop icons.

d: Click Apply and then Ok.

 

Please reply if you have any questions.

15 people were helped by this reply

·

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.

Answer

Hi Tiffany,

 

Glad to know that the issue is fixed. Let us know if you face any issues with Windows in future.

2 people were helped by this reply

·

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.