Desktop icons keep rearranging

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  1. Posts : 11

    Windows 10 auto arrange OFF, rearranged desktop icons too often

    This may help.
    Stop Windows 10 Desktop Icons from Changing Location After a Screen Refresh
    I have deleted the file.
    Other readers of the thread with recurring rearranged desktop icons, please try also ... and post your findings.

    Hopefully, this file deletion of the icon cache will cure the case of the rearranged icons, which is terribly annoying.
    Terribly annoying!!!!
    I deleted the file and reboot my i5 8gb ram, 256gb memory, SP3.
    Let's see what happens.
    Windows employees, please develop a permanent fix.
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  2. Posts : 70
    Windows 10 Pro, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

    Microsoft is finally addressing the issue, see announcement for Windows 10 insider preview, build 15002.

    Desktop Icon Placement and Scaling Improvements:
    We’ve heard from you that sometimes desktop icons aren’t scaled or arranged as expected, particularly after docking/undocking your device, working with monitors that have different DPI, or projecting your monitor. We want users to feel that desktop icons are stable, scaled properly, and move predictably when changing monitor configurations, so we’ve made changes to how this logic works in order to address your feedback. Now when you change your multi-monitor configuration, dock/undock your device, project your display, add or remove monitors, or otherwise make changes that affect the icon scaling, you should see an improvement in how the system adjusts the layout of your desktop icons. Try it out and let us know how it goes!
    Anybody able to contribute please test, and provide your feedback to Microsoft.
    Last edited by GalaxyGe; 10 Jan 2017 at 06:45.
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  3. Posts : 11

    Let's hope this build (15002) has THE fix.

    Thanks for the info.
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  4. Posts : 11

    Yes, will advise.
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  5. Posts : 122
    Win 10 Pro x64 Ver 20H2

    Yes, but what about icons that rearrange themselves at random, when none of the events described have taken place?
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  6. Posts : 11

    This is what I was attempting to describe. Thank you for making it clear that the icons simply occasionally just rearrange themselves
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  7. Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    I have got Build 15007 installed and my icons still move. GG MSFT...
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  8. Posts : 3
    windows 10

    Hi, I'm new. Just joined so I could post this.
    Not my work but i found this BAT file that turns off auto arrange and align to grid and so far after multiply resets and shut downs they stay where I put them.
    Hope this helps someone. sorry to the author as I lost the site for reference.
    Desktop icons keep rearranging Attached Files
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  9. Posts : 3
    windows 10

    Just found where i got it from, he deserves the credit.
    Original went there to simply stop aligning to grid but this seems to have solved both problems.

    Desktop Icons Align to Grid - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
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  10. Posts : 34,915
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    That's from one of our administrator's (Brink's) tutorials
    Desktop Icons Align to Grid - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Tutorials
    on this site.
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