Windows 10: Desktop icons keep rearranging
W - T - F ? ? ? ?
the user is always right?
this is so much iritating
I have the same problem. I rearranged some icons and they rearranged to the original position. Also, I added a new icon on the desktop and it disappeared a day later. Any ideas from ANYONE?
For issues where desktop icons do not appear correctly (appearing instead as generic icons, for instance), I have had luck by deleting the icon database and having it rebuild itself. I don't know if it affects icon position on the desktop, but maybe worth a shot?
Thank you for your reply. Can you please let us know how u did that though? Thanks
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|| The following way has worked since Vista; It requires an Explorer restart, but no reboot.
Short version: Stop all Explorer.exe instances, delete the user's hidden IconCache.db file, and restart Explorer.
Long Version (there are other ways as well):
- Close all Explorer windows that are currently open.
- Launch Task Manager using the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC key sequence, or by running taskmgr.exe.
- In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process.
- Click the End process button when asked for confirmation.
- From the File menu of Task Manager, select New Task (Run…)
- Type CMD.EXE, and click OK
- In the Command Prompt window, type the commands one by one and press ENTER after each command:
CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
DEL IconCache.db /a
- In Task Manager, click File, select New Task (Run…)
- Type EXPLORER.EXE, and click OK.
instruction steps source
Refresh Icon Cache Without Rebooting - Super User
Try the above.
Thank you for your input Gary, unfortunately this method didn't work for me
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