Desktop icon arrangement not saving after restart.

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  1. Posts : 77
    Win 10 Pro 20h2
    Thread Starter

    Yes because its a rare bug. If you use search bar and you can find similar issues i have.

    Here are the example Windows 10: Folder View Settings and Desktop Icon Positions Not Saving

    Any Cure Yet for Desktop Icons Moving, Changing, Resizing themselves?
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  2. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Home x64 21H2 19044.1526

    After about 6 reboots, this works for me...


    2] Open File Explorer and navigate to the following folder. Remember to replace xxx with your username.


    Copy-paste the address in the address bar and hit Enter. In the Local folder, you will see a “Hidden” IconCache.db file. Delete it.

    Now arrange your icons on your desktop and restart your computer and see if it has helped.
    Last edited by tockx16jolt; 24 Jan 2020 at 03:50. Reason: System changed my spacing
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  3. Posts : 1
    WindowsXP-10, Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora

    Another solution

    So I have searched everywhere for an answer to this issue and could not find a solution that worked for me. Up until yesterday I was using ReIcon to restore my icon positions. But after every game launch that was at a different resolution I would still have to refresh the icon positions to where I had them before. That was until I was looking through the windows logs trying to find out why one of my games started crashing all of a sudden and noticed an error: event iD 455 esent svchost tilerepositorys... ... ... to make a long story short after applying this fix for that error 1-minute fix for event id 455 ESENT error - ITExperience.NET

    I launched a game that I knew before hand I was going to have to restore my icon positions back, but then I noticed they did not change this time. So I moved a few around, then launched another game. They stayed, even after I rebooted. Apparently this was my issue with icons not staying in place. I hope this helps reduce the annoyances of this issue for someone else as well.
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