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Solved: All icons moved--on their own

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DaveF321, Feb 16, 2007.

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  1. DaveF321

    DaveF321 Thread Starter

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    Last night I left the laptop on. During the night I heard the laptop restart on its own. This morning all the icons are lined up to the left alphabetically.

    Does this mean I have a virus or trojan on my computer? Other than that, it's running fine. Thanks.
     
  2. bonk

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    Right click on a empty place on the desktop and check Arrange Icons by....choose which way you what to display them.

    Do you have Desktop Cleanup turned on...if so it will clean all the desktop items that haven't been used for a while.

    Check here: Right click on and empty place on the Desktop choose Properties,
    Then in the new window choose Desktop tab
    Then click on Customize Desktop and uncheck Run Desktop Cleanup.

    Click OK
     
  3. DaveF321

    DaveF321 Thread Starter

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    Thanks bonk. That was it.
     
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    Yea happened to me and turned it Off .......glad your sorted.
     
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