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Windows 7: Desktop icon automatic placement problem when dropping

10 Dec 2010   #1
denzel3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Desktop icon automatic placement problem when dropping

Hello,

When I drop an icon to my desktop there is a problem. The icon is placed at the first room which is free at the top left corner even if i drop it anywhere else.
And my goal is to place it at a special place (where I drop it), as this function works on all OS that I know :/

Thank you for your help
Denzel


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10 Dec 2010   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi denzel3, Welcome to the forums, Have a look at this thread Desktop icon placement
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10 Dec 2010   #3
denzel3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hello pebbly,

Yes i checked this topic before but It didnt help me. I tested all options: auto arrange is unchecked, I tried to check and uncheck again but didnt help. When I drop an icon on my desktop it still place it to the first free slot and not where I drop it
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11 Dec 2010   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by denzel3 View Post
Hello pebbly,

Yes i checked this topic before but It didnt help me. I tested all options: auto arrange is unchecked, I tried to check and uncheck again but didnt help. When I drop an icon on my desktop it still place it to the first free slot and not where I drop it
There may be a problem with the icon cache try rebuilding it Icon Cache - Rebuild
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11 Dec 2010   #5
denzel3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I tried it but it didnt solve my problem. Thank you for your help tho.

I think the software I use to save the position of icons (DesktopOK) may have corrupt something ://
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11 Dec 2010   #6
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by denzel3 View Post
I tried it but it didnt solve my problem. Thank you for your help tho.

I think the software I use to save the position of icons (DesktopOK) may have corrupt something ://
denzel3, Very sorry, I did'nt realise you were using a 3rd party app, try a system restore prior to when you first started to have this problem, then redownload and reinstall the 3rd party app you use
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11 Dec 2010   #7
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I use DesktopOK also. It doesn't continuously arrange the Desktop icons. Only at boot (if selected) and when you manually restore.

To check, start Task Manager then end the DesktopOK.exe *32 process. See if dropping an icon now works. If yes, uninstall then reinstall DesktopOK.
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11 Dec 2010   #8
denzel3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

No i don't use the daemon of this software, I just save and restore then I close it.
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