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Windows 7: Desktop icons after Safe mode. Really?

28 Dec 2013   #1

Win7 HP 64
Desktop icons after Safe mode. Really?

Had all my desktop icons neatly organized. Then used safe mode to try installing something. Back to normal mode and icon positions are all lost! This is so ridiculous it makes one dislike M$ even more than ever. Why do the simplest things in Windows either not exist or don't work at all, 25 years later?

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28 Dec 2013   #2

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I know want you mean.

I use Iconoid to remember the icons positions Iconoid - Hide and show desktop icons, maketransparent backgrounds

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28 Dec 2013   #3
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If you put your shortcuts into a toolbar rather than spreading them on the desktop, then you don't have that problem.

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28 Dec 2013   #4

Win7 HP 64

Thanks. Iconoid, yes I used that years ago. Toolbars, I think I shall add one or two. That's essentially just multiple Start menus though. The desktop & icons is a good idea but has it zero features and never works right which is why everyone clutters it up into a useless scrambled mess. Microsoft is just really, really stupid.
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