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Windows 7: Saving Files Below Each Other on Windows 7's Desktop

22 Jun 2013   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't sort any thing. All I do is select View choose the icon size and show desktop. Then right click desktop again and select refresh. I put my icons where I want them and they stay there.
Now when you apply a new icon through right clicking a program and (create a desktop short cut) it will be applied in the same location on the desktop. Then you will have to move it where you want it and then select Refresh again.
Their is nothing to be fixed. That is the way it works on both of my Windows 7 computers.

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Thats where I want them and that is where they stay.




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22 Jun 2013   #12
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I don't sort any thing. All I do is select View choose the icon size and show desktop. Then right click desktop again and select refresh. I put my icons where I want them and they stay there.
Now when you apply a new icon through right clicking a program and (create a desktop short cut) it will be applied in the same location on the desktop. Then you will have to move it where you want it and then select Refresh again.
Their is nothing to be fixed. That is the way it works on both of my Windows 7 computers.

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Thats where I want them and that is where they stay.
But the problem comes when he's saving something to the desktop from within a program.
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22 Jun 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Create a New Folder on the Desktop. Put what ever you are saving from a program and put in a the New Folder.
Maybe I don't understand the problem.
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22 Jun 2013   #14
tommyg562000

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Fences by stardock might be more feasible
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22 Jun 2013   #15
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Create a New Folder on the Desktop. Put what ever you are saving from a program and put in a the New Folder.
Maybe I don't understand the problem.
This is the problem:

When saving a file to the desktop from a program or from a web browser, it seems to be placed anywhere at random among the files that are already there. The desired behavior is for it to end up after the last icon.
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22 Jun 2013   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks TwoCables I think I understand now. Mine always go to the lower left corner of my desktop and then I move them. It's handy that way because I don't have to search for them. I will have to think a little more.
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22 Jun 2013   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Rynn21 would you by chance have a 3rd party desktop or icon program installed?
If not try doing this and see Windows 7 files are Okay.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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23 Jun 2013   #18
Rynn21

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Trust me, as an IT technician, I don't have issues with my computer. It's more of a trivial annoyance that is my problem.
tommyg562000 has the best advice from what I've read. I had hoped there was an internal workaround, but oh well. I know of several people who prefer to manually place icons in various places on their desktop, but I don't. Even though Fences costs, at least it fixes my icon/desktop issue and was an option, which Microsoft never bothered to carry over from XP to Win7. Thanks.
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23 Jun 2013   #19
TwoCables

 

I don't have fences, yet everything I save to the desktop from any program (including Firefox) goes right after the last file. I have auto arrange enabled, align to grid enabled, and my desktop is sorted by name. Yet, even a document beginning with the letter 'a' shows up after the last file.

I've never done anything to make it do that; it has always done it.
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24 Jun 2013   #20
Rynn21

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I too had the exact same things enabled and it didn't react that way. Guess you're just lucky. The same issue has happened for many people. Fences was the best solution for me. I love it. Thanks again tommyg562000.
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