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Windows 7: Desktop icons layout


11 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Desktop icons layout

Hi,

I use Windows 7 Ultimate x64 edition and it is a dual-head system. Working fine mostof the time but let's say every few months, for whatever reason the system starts with only one monitor (monitor 1) active while the second one stays blacked. That can be easily resolved by system restart (this is rare, completly random and transient flaw), but the nasty thing about it is that such an event occurance completly messes my desktop icons layout and then I have tediously reposition them according my favourite mnemo-system. I am talking about something like ~60 icons, so this is really some pain in the ass.

The question is: is there some recommended application capable of storing desktop icons layout and re-align them properly in case of the issue as above described?

Rgs,
Ziggi

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11 Sep 2010   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ziggi View Post
Hi,

I use Windows 7 Ultimate x64 edition and it is a dual-head system. Working fine mostof the time but let's say every few months, for whatever reason the system starts with only one monitor (monitor 1) active while the second one stays blacked. That can be easily resolved by system restart (this is rare, completly random and transient flaw), but the nasty thing about it is that such an event occurance completly messes my desktop icons layout and then I have tediously reposition them according my favourite mnemo-system. I am talking about something like ~60 icons, so this is really some pain in the ass.

The question is: is there some recommended application capable of storing desktop icons layout and re-align them properly in case of the issue as above described?

Rgs,
Ziggi
Nice user name {grin}

You can lock the desktop but if the monitor changes resolution it will still re-arrange the them. You might be better off trying to find out why the second monitor is acting up.

Let us know if we can help


Ken
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11 Sep 2010   #3

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While figuring out your intermittent problem may be hard, you can make restoring your icons easier with a little freeware program Iconrestorer. A Guy
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11 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Iconrestorer is the thing !

Thank you for your kind help - that is exactly the right answer !!!

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11 Sep 2010   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ziggi View Post
Thank you for your kind help - that is exactly the right answer !!!

You're very welcome, glad I could help. A Guy
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14 Sep 2010   #6

 
 

Iconrestorer does the trick for me too. Thanks!
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14 Sep 2010   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by curtj View Post
Iconrestorer does the trick for me too. Thanks!
You are welcome as well

A Guy
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