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Windows 7: View: Align Icons to Grid

29 Jun 2010   #1
lvsunz37

windows 7 Pro, 64 bit
 
 
View: Align Icons to Grid

I'm running Win 7 Pro 64 bit. I always uncheck 'Align icons to grid' under View (on Desktop). Yet every time I reboot it's checked again. Can someone tell me how to keep it from being checked (activated) when I reboot? Thank you.


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29 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

See it this works, right click on desktop, view, make sure align to grid and auto arrange is not checked. Nothing in, sort by, is checked.
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29 Jun 2010   #3
lvsunz37

windows 7 Pro, 64 bit
 
 
View: Align Icons to Grid

Thanks richc46. The only item I always check in View is "Show Desktop Icons".
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29 Jun 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

OK Ill be a sport and try again

Try this first, next time you boot the computer hold down the shift key. The icons shouldnot move after that.

In an attempt to be sure we find a solution, if the above does not work try this. You should make a system restore point first, since this method was not tried by anyone that I know.

Save and Restore Desktop Icon Layout in Windows Vista - How-To Geek
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11 Jul 2010   #5
lvsunz37

windows 7 Pro, 64 bit
 
 
Align icons to grid

thanks richc46 but that didn't work either.
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