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Windows 7: Desktop Icons Moving

07 May 2009   #1

Windows Vista/Windows 7 RC1
 
 
Desktop Icons Moving

Just an observation. I'm using Windows 7 RC 1 Build 7100. I have 9 desktop icons. After shutting down or restarting a number of them have been moved to other locations. Not all. My computer and the trash in the upper left hand corner don't move. The icons that are moved are moved to the same spots every time. Interesting......................

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07 May 2009   #2

 
 

When you right-click the desktop have you got 'Auto Arrange' or 'Sort By' selected? (See pics)


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07 May 2009   #3

Windows Vista/Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Auto arrange is not checked. Just align icons to grid is checked. Sort by has nothing checked.
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07 May 2009   #4

 
 

That's strange, i'll do some digging for you.
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07 May 2009   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LenBum View Post
Auto arrange is not checked. Just align icons to grid is checked. Sort by has nothing checked.
did you check the auto arrange or leave it blank.
you should check it.
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07 May 2009   #6

Windows Vista/Windows 7 RC1
 
 



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07 May 2009   #7

Windows Vista/Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Another observation. The same icons move to the same spots on every startup. Windows Live Mail moves to the left but AOL and IE do not. And the shortcut to my USB drive moves under the trash every time.
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07 May 2009   #8

Win7 64 bits FR
 
 

Well I don't know how you could correct this but you can live with it if you want. I use a program called Desktop restore that works like a charm.

You can save and restore desktop icons as much as you want.
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07 May 2009   #9

Windows Vista/Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Well, I could live with it. But why should I? This has never been an issue with any other Microsoft OS since 95. Why now? And what is causing just a few of the icons to be moved? And why am I the only one so far having this problem? A place for everything and everything in it's place...............someone will come up with an answer.
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07 May 2009   #10

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

HI Len Bum,if you click the small arrow left of the flag/clock on the taskbar, and select Customize ,and then, Restore default icon behaviour,does that change anything for you?
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