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Windows 7: Desktop Icons, Grouping, How?

14 May 2012   #1
TomBrooklyn

Win 7 Pro
 
 
Desktop Icons, Grouping, How?

Is there a way to group desktop icons into various catagories? And have them remain in place after logging off and logging back on?


Do desktop icons get all pushed to the left when a user logs off and then logs back in? That used to happen to me in Win XP. It is so disruptive when that happens, I don't even want to try it to find out.


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14 May 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Tom,

You might give the free version of Fences a try to see if it may work for this for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 May 2012   #3
Sbrideau

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Fences is definitely a good program to do it. I've been using that program for a long time and you can really do what you want with it.
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16 May 2012   #4
TomBrooklyn

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Hi.

I used to use Fences. I found it after I got sick of my icons getting disrupted in Win XP after a user change (log out, log in as another user, log back to first user.)

I was wondering if Windows 7 got this mess under control with Windows 7. If not, it will be back to Fences.
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16 May 2012   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nope, the desktop icons will still sometimes get reordered when doing those actions in Windows 7 as well.
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09 Oct 2014   #6
wincmder

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Shameless plug:
WinCmder - Grouping Desktop Icons
It's a freeware.
http://www.wincmder.com
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11 Oct 2014   #7
TomBrooklyn

Win 7 Pro
 
 

I wound up buying Fences 2.0 a while ago. It cost about $10. I think Fences stopped offering their free version.
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