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Windows 7: Restoring Desktop Icons Layout in Win 7

14 Jun 2012   #1
markaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Restoring Desktop Icons Layout in Win 7

Is there anything like this Vista Forums - View Single Post - Solved stop icons from moving after bootup ? for Windows 7? If not, can someone point me to another registry tweak or program that accomplishes the same thing?

I've searched both the Win 7 forum and the internet and couldn't find anything remotely close.

Thanks in advance.


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14 Jun 2012   #2
sonycosmos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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14 Jun 2012   #3
markaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks sonycosmos! If you didn't have to hit the Shift key it would be ideal, but it working from the desktop context menu is just like the tweaks for Win Vista.
Thanks for your help!!
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14 Jun 2012   #4
sonycosmos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your welcome , glad to help
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18 Jun 2012   #5
sonycosmos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I actually just switch today with this program which you just right click on the desktop .

MIDIOX
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19 Jun 2012   #6
markaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sonycosmos View Post
I actually just switch today with this program which you just right click on the desktop .

MIDIOX
Works perfect. Can't thank you enough for the alternate method. Right click and that's it.

Thanks!!
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13 Mar 2015   #7
Stamimail

W7 64 IE 8
 
 

If I didn't save before, Is there a way to restore the Icon Layout?
Where is Windows saving the info: in a file or in the Regisrty?

I want to know, if I can restore for example by Restore Previous Versions of the Context Menu.
http://www.vistax64.com/attachments/...ntext_menu-jpg

Thanks in advance.
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15 Mar 2015   #8
markaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

As long as your OS is creating restore points then System Restore should return them to their positions (as long as a restore point was created with the icons in the positions you want).
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15 Mar 2015   #9
Stamimail

W7 64 IE 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markaz View Post
As long as your OS is creating restore points then System Restore should return them to their positions (as long as a restore point was created with the icons in the positions you want).
Yes, I noticed this. But is there a simpler solution than to restore the entire system... ?
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17 Mar 2015   #10
markaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stamimail View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markaz View Post
As long as your OS is creating restore points then System Restore should return them to their positions (as long as a restore point was created with the icons in the positions you want).
Yes, I noticed this. But is there a simpler solution than to restore the entire system... ?
No. there is nothing native to Windows 7 that you can simply click on an application or restore their location(s) by adding a registry entry that will appear in the context menu (a programmer could probably write one though).

That said, you may want to consider arranging the desktop icons to your liking and then download an very small executable called DeskLock (DeskLock 1.2 - Downloadcrew). It sits in the system tray and when enabled prevents the destop icons from being moved either on purpose, accidentally or when themes/screens are changed. And don't worry..the download is safe.
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