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Desktop Icons Keep Moving

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cgm707, Apr 19, 2002.

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  1. cgm707

    cgm707 Thread Starter

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    Is there anything I can do to get my desktop icons from relocating all the time? I use Windows XP.
     
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  3. cgm707

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    thanks very mucy for your reply...the problem is not with the icons moving when i hover over them.....and i dont have auto arrange checked...i have checked lock icons in place but that obviously doesnt do ****
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Is it with all the icons or just a certain few? For instance, is it My Computer and My Documents that keep moving?

    eddie
     
  5. cgm707

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    It happens with all of the icons getting rearranged.
     
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    Okay

    There is a fix, so lets see..

    Go to Run and type REGEDIT

    Locate this key:

    HKEYCURRENTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    Look in the right pane for a value called NoSaveSettings. If it exists, double click NoSaveSettings and set the value to 0.

    If it doesn't exist, right click in the right pane and select New, DWord value and name it NoSaveSettings. Leave the value set at 0.

    Exit the Registry by clicking the X as usual.

    Does that work?

    eddie
     
  7. cgm707

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    Thanks for the reply, Eddie. What's your email, and I will let you know if it works...
     
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    If you click on the Email link at the bottom of my reply, I'll get it

    eddie
     
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    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Thanks for the email. Thought we had it then, but then the second email said no. :(

    Was the NoSaveSetting there in the registry? Also, did you/was it set to 0?

    It may have required a restart to enable this.

    eddie
     
  10. cgm707

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    I'm not sure if the NoSaveRegistry, or whatever it is you said, was there already...I dont think it was......
     
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    It was NoSaveSetting. That was the one you typed in, wasn't it? And did you set it to 0?

    eddie
     
  12. cgm707

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    i did, yes
     
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    NoSaveSettings requires a DWORD of 1

    You have to reboot for the restriction to take effect and it will not have taken effect yet. It only takes effect after the rebbot. Reboot again to see if it is in effect.
     
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    Yes, I did reboot, and also turned off the computer to see if that would help.
     
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