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Desktop Icons scramble....

by G.T. / September 30, 2005 3:30 PM PDT

Have been using XP on my PC for over 2 years and no problem with icons moving on desktop. Purchased a new laptop with XP Home Edition recently and everytime I turn on the laptop it has rearranged my Icons. I want them to remain in the same location so I can locate them easily. Have tried all the options shown in "properties" and still the computer does its own things on startup. Any and all help appreciated. Yes, I tried using the same settings I have on my PC and still it scrambles the Icons on start up. My PC does have XP Pro, but that should not make a difference on this problem. Or could it?
Thanks, Gil

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Yes, I tried using the same settings I have on my PC
by glb613 / September 30, 2005 7:45 PM PDT

What settings?

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Re: Desktop Icons scramble....
by Tufenuf / September 30, 2005 10:07 PM PDT

Gil, You could go to the link below and download "Icon Restore" which is Free. After installing Icon Restore, simply place your icons wherever you want them on your desktop, right click your Recycle Bin icon and left click on "Save Desktop Icon Layout" from the pop up menu.
If your icons ever get moved because your computer entered safe mode or you changed the screen resolution, right click your Recycle Bin icon and left click on "Restore Desktop Icon Layout" from the pop up menu.


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Desk top scramble
by jfwre / August 29, 2010 4:21 PM PDT

XP operating system. MS Office plus many other programmes. How can I lock the icons where I want them?

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(NT) Right click Desktop, View option, remove Auto Arrange.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 29, 2010 9:21 PM PDT
In reply to: Desk top scramble

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