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Windows 7: Desktop icons rearrange themselves every other reboot

19 Jun 2012   #1
zYx

7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
Desktop icons rearrange themselves every other reboot

Hello,

I tried to find a solution to this problem online, but couldn't find anything concrete.

Like I said in the subject, the desktop icons rearrange themselves every other reboot. Not every time, but occasionally and quite often, often enough to annoy me.

I have a 30" screen 2560x1600 and I keep a lot of icons on the desktop. I have to keep arranging them.

All settings are configured correctly. In Personalize>Desktop Icons - auto arrange icons is unchecked. The OS restarts correctly so I'm not sure what is causing this problem, but it's getting on my nerves.

Did anyone come across a similar problem?


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19 Jun 2012   #2
marsmimar

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Apparently this is an on-going issue. From a Microsoft Answers forum thread:

Windows 7 desktop icons keep rearranging themselves - Microsoft Answers

And from a Microsoft Technet forum thread:

Windows 7 Desktop Icons rearrange on reboot (screenshots included)
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19 Jun 2012   #3
zYx

7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Apparently this is an on-going issue. From a Microsoft Answers forum thread:

Windows 7 desktop icons keep rearranging themselves - Microsoft Answers

And from a Microsoft Technet forum thread:

Windows 7 Desktop Icons rearrange on reboot (screenshots included)

Thanks for this. I've seen it before and all these solutions didn't fix the problem for me, but when I was looking at it today I found this: Save and Restore Desktop Icon Layout in Windows Vista - How-To Geek

I'll try it and will let you know if it helped.
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