Desktop scrambles Folder layout randomly


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #1

    Desktop scrambles Folder layout randomly


    Hi there, thanks for having me

    Upon random occasions when I restart my computer, windows 10 decides to change the physical layout of my folders on the desktop screen. (bunches them all together)

    Wondering how to fix this?
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  2. Posts : 12,485
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    It does happen but I've seen it settle down after a few times. It must be kept in mind that the Desktop is Dynamic, not Static. Static would be like a picture hanging on the wall, Dynamic is always changing or redrawing/refreshing, is help in memory and when rebooting has to redraw it. The Windows developers seem to have a penchant for having a totally clean Desktop.
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  3. Posts : 4,552
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #3

    Make sure Auto arrange icons option is not selected and place a check mark for Align icons to grid option.

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  4. Posts : 5,209
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #4

    FreeBooter said:
    Make sure Auto arrange icons option is not selected and place a check mark for Align icons to grid option.
    That should do it. Sometimes I just make use of third party software to backup desktop layout.

    Desktop scrambles Folder layout randomly-system-repair.jpg

    There's a lot of softwares available to backup desktop icons layout. I can't really recommend any specific program.
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  5. Posts : 13,959
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #5

    I've been using DesktopOK for years now. Small, simple and works great. Setup your Desktop then save the layout. DesktopOK will restore it on boot if you want and you can restore it any time it gets messed up. You can also save and select from multiple layouts.
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  6. Posts : 7,127
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #6

    This used to be an issue on older builds of Windows 10 but appears to be solved now. I do sometimes get the folders being rearranged when a new AMD GPU driver is installed.
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