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Windows 7: Desktop icons layout reset on refresh


03 Jul 2009   #1

Windows
 
 
Desktop icons layout reset on refresh

Hello everyone

I'm using Windows 7 7201 x86 and I'm having a bit of an annoying problem. Everytime I refresh the desktop, I lose my custom icon layout, and the icons reset to some other layout.

I have searched around a bit and I learned of the "IconRestorer" tool, I must say it is useful to save the icon positions, but is there a way to lock icons where I put them?

I have checked "Align to grid" in the desktop context menu, but that doesn't seem to be helping one bit.

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03 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Hello Makubex. Welcome.

I had this problem in Vista. It would reset my icons everytime I restarted (or log off, I never tried Refresh, but I imagine it would do it as well).

To fix this, set all your icons to where you want them, then TURN OFF BOTH Align to Grid AND AUTOALIGN. That fixed it for me.

~Lordbob
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03 Jul 2009   #3

Windows
 
 

Hello Lordbob

I tried unchecking "Align to grid" and "Auto arrange" too, but to no avail.

Everytime I press F5, the icon layout resets to something Windows wants to force onto me.
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03 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Weird. Does it change if you restart / log off?

~Lordbob
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03 Jul 2009   #5

Windows
 
 

No it doesn't. It only resets everytime i refresh the desktop.
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03 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Thats really weird. My first suggestion is to NOT refresh the desktop.

As to a solution...... What could be causing this? Do you have any taskbar/desktop modification programs?

~Lordbob
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03 Jul 2009   #7

Windows
 
 

No, I didn't install any programs to customize the looks of Windows 7.

I use the default Aero/Basic themes (only changed the wallpaper though, I don't think that has anything to do with the problem)

I am however planning to install TuneUp Utilities for Windows 7, hope they come out with a Win 7 compatible version of TU '09. Cant wait so long for TU '10
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03 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Very strange.............

~Lordbob
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04 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Is it a legit version of Windows 7, and not a modified version? Do a search for the hashes for your specific build if you are not sure, as this might cause the problem. (Sorry for not being more helpful)
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04 Jul 2009   #10

Windows
 
 

I checked the hashes on the ISO before installing, everything legit.

I was hoping there's some way to fix this problem by making some changes to the registry.
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