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29 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Problem with Windows 7 -64 resetting folder and icons

Hello,

here a very strange problem that happen JUST with ONE user. All the other users, administrator included, do not have this problem.

So I think it is not a system wide problem, just one user (ME, sadly) problem.

I pretty much tryed a lot of stuff to try to fix this problem, without no luck.

Here what happen.

Desktop icon problem: when I do log on or logoff (or when I do reboot the computer and I do load the affected user) icons reset themeself on the left side of the desktop and with the Aligne Icon to the Grid. And NO, the View/Automatically place the icons (or something like that, I do not use English language) it is not selected. Also if I select any option, they are always resetted to an evident "default" for my user I never ever configured.

Folder problem. It is similar and probably connected to the other problem, like a particular switch loaded on this user and just this user that reset everything to this default I never choosed. If, for example, I do choose to personalize folder details (example to have both date changed and date accessed for a folder), it will work for as long as the window stay open, then If I close and reopen it, it go to a default and that default is not choosed by me. This happen for any folder.

Now It is not clear what this switch resetting my folders and my icons like that could be, I deeply inspected Policy Editor with no luck :-(

Any idea? Someone can help?

PS: I can't restore some very old Restore Point becouse I don't have working Restore Points anymore related with this problem.

Thankx to all.

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30 Aug 2012   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Hello piggo.

As a test, can you create another user account and see if the same thing is happening there or not?
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30 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Hello piggo.

As a test, can you create another user account and see if the same thing is happening there or not?
Hello and thankx for your interest Arc!


New created user, exactly like any other user of the system but mine, works perfectly.

This weird problem is just related with one user (ME, sigh!)



Piggo
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30 Aug 2012   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Hello piggo, it is seeming that your user account got some corruption.

Better you delete the corrupted one, and continue using the new one. And, if you try to do any tweaking, dont do it without being 100% sure what you are doing.
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31 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Hello piggo, it is seeming that your user account got some corruption.

Better you delete the corrupted one, and continue using the new one. And, if you try to do any tweaking, dont do it without being 100% sure what you are doing.
Hello!

LOL I know this is the simply way of fixing things, then it is not exactly what I want. Account is very customized and it need a lot of job to make another account like this one, if possible. And it is a time consuming task.

BTW, looking on the web, the problem I do have is well knows, I didn't find any solution. No one seems able to fix it.

Forums, boards, even official Microsoft Technet boards are often unhelpfull. Real experts are hard to find and developers - that surely knows the answer (in this case a registry switch in some spare key) do not make support.

So the most common reply is: make another user not affected with the problem then: who need an answer like that?
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