Windows 10: Desktop icons keep rearranging
found this posted on the Microsoft thread about this issue, it worked for me so i thought i would post it here
Windows 10 Icon Reset Fix
Last edited by Digitall90; 25 Sep 2015 at 17:31.
The fix is on the thread above.
Hi, in another thread on this forum, people using ESET Nod32 have found a solution to their problem giving rise to the same symptoms, related to two specific registry keys. I'm just wondering if anyone else has the same keys on their PC and whether this is of any help or points in any useful direction for others.
"A FIX WAS FOUND ON THE ESET WEBSITE
I will provide the FIX here and walk you through it
FIX was found by AREZCO
In regedit go to those 2 destinations
Double click on (Default) and replace "%SystemRoot%\SysWow64\shell32.dll" with "%SystemRoot%\system32\windows.storage.dll" in both file destinations then restart your PC and everything should work fine !!"
Solved Windows 10: Folder View Settings and Desktop Icon Positions Not Saving - Page 26 - Windows 10 Forums
Hi Digitall90, do you have ESET Nod32 installed? I don't have those keys at all (and thankfully I don't have the problem, just intrigued as it's so common).
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Can you explain what is the relation between this file and the problems encountered ?
Ah, finally understood.
I believe 32 bit OS's will only have
whereas 64 bit OS's have that and
I only have the first- my OS is 32 bits.
Note that another solution which only addresses folder view settings, related to a possible size limit of "BagMRU Size", has been proposed (from XP onwards), noting it concerns the number of folders for which Windows holds records.
Thus it would not correct issues with desktop icons being rearranged.
I have tried that Bag MRU registry fix and it didn't work in Windows 10.
Why? Because it's a "Folder View Settings" problem.
It's not only the desktop that has a problem, but all the folders related to explorer.exe.
Last edited by Zash; 26 Sep 2015 at 18:36.
Tried the X64 Reg fix........ STILL NOT WORKING RIGHT!
(although i did it, i still dont get whats Eset got to do with it....?) _ (& yes i have eset 8 AV)
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