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Windows 7: Desktop icons won't stay put - help!!!


13 Aug 2012   #1

win 7 home premium
 
 
Desktop icons won't stay put - help!!!

I have never ending problems with Win 7 - Problem: I like to spread out my desktop icons - NOT align to grid! Procedure: right click desktop/view/uncheck align to grid/blablabla - well I do it and then it rechecks after refresh immediately by itself and moves icons back to grid which i dont want. I ve tried different things - nothing works so far. Also I: right click desktop/personalize/ease of use/change admin settings/CHECK: apply all setting to logon desktop - hit ok etc - The check mark DOES NOT STAY PUT. Anyone know why? and is this possibly the solution to the ICON desktop grid issue? I am administrator, owner and CEO of my laptop and im frustrated! thank you for any suggestions!

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13 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Do you have Auto Arrange checked? If so, uncheck it.
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13 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Right click on empty spot of desktop and select view. Un-check align with Grid.
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13 Aug 2012   #4

32 bit
 
 

Create a new user account or perform a repair install.No other fix would work
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14 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Sorry some how I missed that you all ready tried my suggestion. Did Dwarf's suggestion work for you?
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15 Aug 2012   #6

win 7 home premium
 
 

oh yeh no prob- i m from the north coast too but live in LA - btw this so wierd - its gotta be a corrupted file somewhere lol - i ve tried these registry fixers and OS repair stuff in safe mode doesnt do anything - did nt work - probably only a clean OS i guess but i hate doing that - I know its gotta be something simple like findfing a needle in a haystack i almost give up - butI i actually got it to work in another user account desktop profile i created! but not on my Admin main account! its so bogus - it has something to do with the user profile thing which is confusing at the least in Win 7 - thanks at least for suggestions - which i ve already tried unfortunatly - ok onward to the next Win 7 glitch
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15 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
sfc /scannow

Have you tried sfc?

You may need to open the "Command Prompt" and execute:
sfc /scannow
Tutorial:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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22 Aug 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

cant you make that new account admin & erase the 1st account?
and maybe try lehnerus2000
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22 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigdog2626 View Post
and maybe try lehnerus2000
Try me for what?
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