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Windows 7: change location where windows puts files on desktop

23 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7
change location where windows puts files on desktop

Had a search for this, cant find anything.

I have rainmeter running on the left hand side of my screen, but when ever windows puts something on my desktop, like a download, shortcut, uncompressed file etc,etc. It always puts it on the top left of the desktop.

Is there any way to change this, as its annoying trying to select the icon, or moving rainmeter out of the way to get to it.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2010   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Couldn't you move rainmeter to the right side as a default location?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2010   #3

windows 7

well yes, but then it wouldn't fit in so nicely with my desktop image
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