Desktop icons won't stay put - help!!!


  1. Posts : 3
    win 7 home premium
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    Desktop icons won't stay put - help!!!


    I have never ending problems with Win 7 - Problem: I like to spread out my desktop icons - NOT align to grid! Procedure: right click desktop/view/uncheck align to grid/blablabla - well I do it and then it rechecks after refresh immediately by itself and moves icons back to grid which i dont want. I ve tried different things - nothing works so far. Also I: right click desktop/personalize/ease of use/change admin settings/CHECK: apply all setting to logon desktop - hit ok etc - The check mark DOES NOT STAY PUT. Anyone know why? and is this possibly the solution to the ICON desktop grid issue? I am administrator, owner and CEO of my laptop and im frustrated! thank you for any suggestions!
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  2. Posts : 9,582
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
       #2

    Do you have Auto Arrange checked? If so, uncheck it.
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    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #3

    Right click on empty spot of desktop and select view. Un-check align with Grid.
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    32 bit
       #4

    Create a new user account or perform a repair install.No other fix would work
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    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #5

    Sorry some how I missed that you all ready tried my suggestion. Did Dwarf's suggestion work for you?
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  6. Posts : 3
    win 7 home premium
    Thread Starter
       #6

    oh yeh no prob- i m from the north coast too but live in LA - btw this so wierd - its gotta be a corrupted file somewhere lol - i ve tried these registry fixers and OS repair stuff in safe mode doesnt do anything - did nt work - probably only a clean OS i guess but i hate doing that - I know its gotta be something simple like findfing a needle in a haystack i almost give up - butI i actually got it to work in another user account desktop profile i created! but not on my Admin main account! its so bogus - it has something to do with the user profile thing which is confusing at the least in Win 7 - thanks at least for suggestions - which i ve already tried unfortunatly - ok onward to the next Win 7 glitch
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  7. Posts : 4,049
    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #7

    sfc /scannow


    Have you tried sfc?

    You may need to open the "Command Prompt" and execute:
    sfc /scannow
    Tutorial:
    SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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  8. Posts : 296
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
       #8

    cant you make that new account admin & erase the 1st account?
    and maybe try lehnerus2000
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  9. Posts : 4,049
    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #9

    bigdog2626 said:
    and maybe try lehnerus2000
    Try me for what?
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