Want desktop icons to stay put after reboot.


  1. Posts : 488
    Microsoft Windows 7 HomePremium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #1

    Want desktop icons to stay put after reboot.


    Plenty of desktop icons & shortcuts lay on the desktop.

    Want to assign them into groups rather than A-Z.

    But on reboot the disobedient gremlins scurry back to their old columns. Neat & tidy, but I want them to remain where I assigned them. Here is the setting I'm using -
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Want desktop icons to stay put after reboot.-desktop.png  
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  2. Posts : 13,576
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #2

    Strange, they should be staying right where you put them.
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  3. Posts : 369
    Windows 7 Pro 32bit
       #3

    This issue may happen if there are some themes which are installed on the computer, that interferes with the working of Desktop icons.

    Perform the steps mentioned below and see if it helps.
    a: Right Click on an empty space on the desktop, and then click Personalize.
    b: Then Click Change Desktop Icons option present at the Top left corner.
    c: Uncheck the option Allow Themes to change desktop icons.
    d: Click Apply and then Ok.

    Source: Desktop Icons change the order after restart - Microsoft Community
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  4. Posts : 57
    Windows 7 Ultimate x86 w/SP1
       #4

    AaLF said:
    Plenty of desktop icons & shortcuts lay on the desktop.

    Want to assign them into groups rather than A-Z.

    But on reboot the disobedient gremlins scurry back to their old columns. Neat & tidy, but I want them to remain where I assigned them. Here is the setting I'm using -
    Remove the check mark from "Align Icons to Grid".
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