Windows 10: Desktop icons keep rearranging

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  1.    25 Aug 2016 #141

    Deleting the IconCache will only work until next restart, when it will appear again.

    "Go to:
    Settings/ Personalization/Themes. Under related settings select “Desktop Icon settings” Uncheck “Allow Themes to change desktop icons” Worked for me."

    Worked for me also ... for now.

    cheers
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  2. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 14393)
       25 Aug 2016 #142

    Watch00 said: View Post
    Deleting the IconCache will only work until next restart, when it will appear again.

    "Go to:
    Settings/ Personalization/Themes. Under related settings select “Desktop Icon settings” Uncheck “Allow Themes to change desktop icons” Worked for me."

    Worked for me also ... for now.

    cheers
    YES!!!!

    finally a solution that works for me too!!

    THANK YOU @Watch00.
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  3.    26 Aug 2016 #143

    GalaxyGe said: View Post
    YES!!!!

    finally a solution that works for me too!!

    THANK YOU @Watch00.

    Yeah... 2 days that worked ... I am gonna pass out
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  4. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Home
       29 Aug 2016 #144

    New to the thread, but not to the variations of this issue. I would recommend in this order:

    1) Download the Save/Restore icon program: MIDIOX. Install it.

    2) Arrange your icons the way you want, and then right click on the desktop and choose Save Desktop.... Reboot. The icons probably will not stay put.

    3) Move several of your icons around the desktop, then right click on desktop and choose Sort by | Date modified. Right click and choose Refresh.

    4) Right click on desktop and choose Restore Desktop. Reboot.
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  5.    01 Oct 2016 #145

    What has worked for me is getting all 3 monitors onto the same connection type, in my case, display port.

    Previously i had one on Displayport, one on HDMI and one on DVI - none of the above fixes would work until I did the above.

    Hope that helps someone as this had been driving me nuts.
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  6.    09 Oct 2016 #146

    I, too, am having the problem. I would like to have the liberty to group my desktop icons. But the masters tempt me with making me think that its working only to screw the icon positions up when I log in again. I bet that the problem would still be there even if we users could elect the Microsoft President. The discombobulators are winning!
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  7. Posts : 185
    Windows 10 Pro 1703 15063.413
       10 Oct 2016 #147

    Its been 2 months now since I have left open an extra desktop and none of my Icons have moved since. I'm still running the desktop at 125%. So far so good.
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  8.    02 Nov 2016 #148

    storageman said: View Post
    Its been 2 months now since I have left open an extra desktop and none of my Icons have moved since. I'm still running the desktop at 125%. So far so good.
    Can you clarify this? What is meant by leaving an extra Desktop open?
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  9. Posts : 185
    Windows 10 Pro 1703 15063.413
       02 Nov 2016 #149

    JWadle said: View Post
    Can you clarify this? What is meant by leaving an extra Desktop open?
    In windows 10 you can have multiple desktops running. You can see it in the desktop display below. Windows will remember that it exists even after a power off/on cycle. I don't use it for anything, but since I started it, my icons have remained in place. Simple.
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  10. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 back to 7
       03 Nov 2016 #150

    I have had this same problem on several machines with Windows 10 back thru 7. It seems to be a Windows bug, in my opinion. And no, my arrangement settings aren't wrong.
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