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Windows 7: Updates Always Rearrange Desktop Icons


14 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Updates Always Rearrange Desktop Icons

Win 7 Pro 64 bit. Happens every time new updates show up. Is there a cure?
Thanks

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14 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flynby View Post
Win 7 Pro 64 bit. Happens every time new updates show up. Is there a cure?
Thanks
Right click on the desktop and click on VIEW. You will see "Auto Arrange Icons". If this is checked, Windows will arrange the icons for you. If not checked, it allows you to arrange them. You can play with that to see what works best for you.
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15 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

As usual, I misunderstood the wife about this problem. She copied and pasted her "email" favorites from the old computer, XP, to the new Win 7 Pro computer.
She pasted that to the desktop. Only 4 continue to stay on desktop after updating is finished. Have no idea where this idea came from.
Also, all of the passwords have to be redone. But again, this happens only after new updates from MS are installed.
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15 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flynby View Post
As usual, I misunderstood the wife about this problem. She copied and pasted her "email" favorites from the old computer, XP, to the new Win 7 Pro computer.
She pasted that to the desktop. Only 4 continue to stay on desktop after updating is finished. Have no idea where this idea came from.
Also, all of the passwords have to be redone. But again, this happens only after new updates from MS are installed.
I am not familiar with anyone that puts "email favorites" on the desktop. It might be simpler just to use the email program. If she types the first few letters of the persons name, the whole name fills in the email address. She won't have to mess with losing the password each time Windows Updates.
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16 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flynby View Post
Win 7 Pro 64 bit. Happens every time new updates show up. Is there a cure?
Thanks
If built-in system tools doesn't solve problem pernamently try this one tool:
Desktop Restore ->MIDIOX
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