I use Fences (google Fences last free version) and it will keep the order on the desktop at least.
As the order in explorer was deprecated (yes it was) you can't count on that working any more. I bring this up in case you haven't heard about it.
I recently had a virus and eventually got it removed, but now my desktop icons won't stay put.
Every time my desktop refreshes or after every reboot, all of my desktop icons move back to the left
side of the screen. The "Auto Arrange" option is not checked. That is the option I want, but the setting doesn't get saved.
I also tried restoring my computer to an earlier point, but that failed too.
I have read the following article:
"Changes to the size, view, icon or position of a folder are lost"
And deleted and re-created these two keys:
However, it's still not working. I have noticed that the "ShellNoRoam" key has been filled in since I re-created it, but the "Shell" key hasn't been touched. This is the key that supposedly contains the desktop settings I'm trying to save.
My question is, how do I fix my "Shell" key, if it's broken? It's not getting filled in my Windows.
I have the proper key, "BagMRU Size" set to 5000.
Filling the "Shell" key in myself with this line doesn't work:
I've been working on this for a couple days now, so I've rebooted my computer dozens of times.
Re-installing the OS is not a solution. I'm running Windows XP SP3, 32-bit.