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Windows 7: Want desktop icons to stay put after reboot.

27 Mar 2015   #1
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Want desktop icons to stay put after reboot.

Plenty of desktop icons & shortcuts lay on the desktop.

Want to assign them into groups rather than A-Z.

But on reboot the disobedient gremlins scurry back to their old columns. Neat & tidy, but I want them to remain where I assigned them. Here is the setting I'm using -




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28 Mar 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Strange, they should be staying right where you put them.
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28 Mar 2015   #3
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

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.

Source: Desktop Icons change the order after restart - Microsoft Community
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02 Apr 2015   #4
Hermitt43

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 w/SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AaLF View Post
Plenty of desktop icons & shortcuts lay on the desktop.

Want to assign them into groups rather than A-Z.

But on reboot the disobedient gremlins scurry back to their old columns. Neat & tidy, but I want them to remain where I assigned them. Here is the setting I'm using -
Remove the check mark from "Align Icons to Grid".
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