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Windows 7: Interesting Desktop Icon Problem

11 Jan 2009   #1
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
Interesting Desktop Icon Problem

Ok guys I have an interesting problem. I had the same thing happen to me in Vista (Almost) and its happening in 7 as well, but I cant get this one fixed.


Anyways, everytime I log off or shut down the computer, when I get back on, the desktop icons not only grow in size, (to medium), but they also rearrange themselves. I fixed this problem in Vista, but the same fix doesnt work here. Anyone have any ideas??

~Lordbob


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11 Jan 2009   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

ok well, it seems to have fixed itself for now, but i will see if it stays fixed.

~Lordbob
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11 Jan 2009   #3
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I had the same problem when I first installed but after a thew restarts the problem stopped and hasn't come back.
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11 Jan 2009   #4
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Ok guys I have an interesting problem. I had the same thing happen to me in Vista (Almost) and its happening in 7 as well, but I cant get this one fixed.


Anyways, everytime I log off or shut down the computer, when I get back on, the desktop icons not only grow in size, (to medium), but they also rearrange themselves. I fixed this problem in Vista, but the same fix doesnt work here. Anyone have any ideas??

~Lordbob

I've had that happen a few times. I figured it was due to an incomplete previous shutdown that caused the icons to lose their configuration.
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11 Jan 2009   #5
hethoofd

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

You know what's weird? Since the new taskbar, I haven't used any desktop icons except the Recycle Bin and Feedback icons
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11 Jan 2009   #6
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hethoofd View Post
You know what's weird? Since the new taskbar, I haven't used any desktop icons except the Recycle Bin and Feedback icons

I don't use the desktop icons much either. I have lots of shortcuts programed.
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05 Feb 2009   #7
Dragor1

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) dual boot with Fedora KDE
 
 

I read somewhere; I guess in this forum itself; but now I can't find it; that Win7 can rearrange desktop icons using some shortcut.

No need to check Auto Arrange Desktop Icons in the right click!

I am searching frantically for it but cant find it! Should have noted it down earlier!

Edit: Found it!

Press F5 for more than one second on the desktop to have Windows arrange your icons automatically for you!
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11 Jul 2009   #8
zelicubrino

Windows 7 Ultimate RC, Vista Ultimate, Suse 11 & Ubuntu Jaunty (on folder+MBR)
 
 
None icon in desktop. Gadgets & ObjectDocks = Clean

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hethoofd View Post
You know what's weird? Since the new taskbar, I haven't used any desktop icons except the Recycle Bin and Feedback icons
No one (NOoNE) icon in desktop. Gadgets & ObjectDocks (2) mantains desktop "Hi-Clean" and all kinds of menus, except trayicons (never works good at Stardocks).
Tranparency in gadgets and yahoo!gadgets via Ctrl+F2 are welcome -

Other: I'm waiting for videos on background like Vista Ult. - without use Stardock video support (= waiting native video backgroundS).

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Zé Licubrino


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16 Jan 2010   #9
rastamanx

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

I've been having the same problem on my Windows 7 Pro x64 OS. A select few of the icons reposition themselves at various times. One fix I used was to rename the file/folder name of the icon (e.g., by putting a "-" as first character). That seemed to work...but for a better solution I went with IconRestorer, which can backup and restore desktop icon layouts, and provide 64-bit support.
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03 Oct 2011   #10
Pisces1

Windows 7, 64-bit
 
 
Disappearing Icons

RASTAMANX - You are a genius. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Some of my desktop icons would disappear for no reason while others would stay put. I have Windows 7, 64-bit. I had read of some other solutions at answers.microsoft.com and at answers.yahoo.com, but their solutions involved changing settings in the Registry, or in something called a Task Scheduler. That made me nervous, so I decided to try your solution of the IconRestorer first. That way, if I didn't like it, I could always just delete it or uninstall it. I downloaded it and it worked immediately. Everything is perfect now. My desktop icons no longer disappear. They all stay put. Your solution is so simple, even elegant. So thank you.
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