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Desktop Icons Move

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Michele720, Jul 10, 2012.

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  1. Michele720

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    I don't recall any recent change before this issue, but everytime I start my computer, all my icons go to the left side of the screen. I temporarily downloaded a software to reset my icons when I start the computer, but I don't want to keep on having to go through this all the time. I tried the regedit...that didn't work. I tried right clicking the desktop and resetting them there...that doesn't work.
     
  2. deeman1995

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    right click on a blank spot on your desktop then go to view
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    Then Check Align Icons To Grid... It's probably on Auto arrange icons, so uncheck it.
     

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  3. Michele720

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    I did all that. I believe I stated that in my original post.
     
  4. deeman1995

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    Sorry... Windows saves the location of the icons. So, when you shut down the icons are still in its messed up state. So, put the icons where you want and refresh and reboot so windows can save the icons location. If that doesn't work uncheck both options, auto arrange and align to grid; set icons where you want them, and refresh and reboot.
     
  5. Michele720

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    Deeman....that doesn't work either. As I stated.....I have tried everthing I could find in Google search for the problem, even coming down to:

    To lock your desktop icons into place, first arrange it carefully the way you want it to be, then start>run>type regedit >registy editor will open

    click on the + NEXT TO THE FOLLOWING

    + HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    + Software
    + Microsoft
    + Windows
    + CurrentVersion
    + Policies
    then click on Explorer.

    Right-click in the right pane and hover over New, choose DWORD Value
    in the high lighted box type NoSaveSettings and press the Enter key.
    Right-click on the new NoSaveSettings item and select Modify.
    Enter 1 in the Value data box. exit registry editor
    After this, whenever you restart Windows, your settings will return to their current state.

    if you dont want this function any more just go back in and delete nosavesettings key

    This also did not work. It's almost as thought the AUTO ALIGN is stuck on, even though there is no check mark next to it. I've tried checking it on and then checking it off....does nothing.
     
  6. deeman1995

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    Right click on desktop hit personalize then go to desktop icon settings and uncheck allow themes to change desktop icons if it is checked.
     
  7. rascal66

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    I'm having the exact same issue. No matter what I do, my icons are stuck on auto align even when it isn't checked! I have no idea why it did this to begin with. I was told that forcing reboot by holding down the power button could have messed it up some how. The only last resort advice I received was to make a new profile on your computer and see if the problem persists there :\
     
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