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Windows 7: shortcuts move when I restart

28 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
shortcuts move when I restart

I'm sorry if this has already been answered but I searched and couldn't find anything that answered my question.

so I can move my program shortcuts around where i want them, but when I restart my computer it moves them all back to the top left corner. How can I make them stay where i put them even after i restart or shutdown?

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28 Jul 2010   #2

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Try to right click on desktop>sort by make sure none of the items are checked
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28 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

align to grid
show desktop icons
show desktop gadgets

are all checked, auto arrange icons is not.
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28 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

Be sure you are shutting down the computer properly (not holding the power button). This will happen sometimes with an improper shutdown.
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28 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

no i just installed windows this morning so i noticed it when it was restarting while doing updates and such
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28 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

make sure the auto arrange icons is not check when you right click your desktop!
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28 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

tired it and they still reset to the top left when i restarted
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28 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1

Are you setting like this in the graphic?


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28 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86


but like i said in the last post i tired unchecking align icons to grid and it didn't help.
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28 Jul 2010   #10
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Uncheck both, 'auto arrange' and 'align to grid'
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