Longblades, Go to the link below and download "Icon Restore". It's a neat little program.
The background for my desktop is a photo of my dog. I have the icons arranged around the perimeter so her face shows. The icons are also clustered according to use; work, fun, utilities etc. But every now and then they all just jump into grid formation in the top left of the screen, and in no particular order. This happens quite sporadically. It can take a couple of months between these jumps or happen once a week. It does happen sometimes after a power outage, but not always. It happens when I start the computer up in the morning, there they all will be, rearranged. Is there anything I can do to prevent them leaving the order and placement I wish to have them in?