Windows 10: Desktop icons keep rearranging

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  1.    27 Sep 2015 #51

    1stcowgirl said: View Post
    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)
    Hi, suggest restarting and rechecking the two registry entries are correct if you haven't already.

    It seems (from the other lengthy thread in this forum) that people who use ESET have encountered the two symptoms (desktop icons auto-arranging unexpectedly and folder view settings in explorer not remaining as set) and that ESET confirmed this (thread in ESET's forum referenced in the other thread).

    One person (at least) I noted found the symptoms disappeared when this fix was applied, then recurred. This might suggest ESET (e.g.) has changed them back, or they've been changed by sthg else, or they were not changed when the attempt to apply the fix was made.

    Now this pair of symptoms and each individually has occurred thru several generations of Windows, and a few fixes have been proposed that some people have found to work. Make of that what you will, but searching for 'desktop icons rearranging' for example gives a great many results.

    It may be that the symptoms have more than one cause. For example, one idea from XP onwards was that folder view setitngs were lost if you had more than the preset number of folders. (bagmru size).
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  2.    27 Sep 2015 #52

    For anyone who has tried the fix recently discovered by ESET users who has problems with desktop icons still being re-arranged, you might like to consider this:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/fi...saved-restart/

    It looks as if this is ONLY for desktop icons, and you may need to check carefully it applies to Win 10 x86 & x64.
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  3.    29 Sep 2015 #53

    Hey guys,I've found a solution (just like everybody),but it's totally different than messing with registry keys etc. In the Power Settings,I turned off Fast Startup,which also made my laptop not to shutdown completely before. I'm using Eset Smart Security by the way.
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  4.    29 Sep 2015 #54

    MarcB said: View Post
    Hey guys,I've found a solution (just like everybody),but it's totally different than messing with registry keys etc. In the Power Settings,I turned off Fast Startup,which also made my laptop not to shutdown completely before. I'm using Eset Smart Security by the way.
    Hi, glad you found a way round the problem. Could you advise what the two registry keys in the fix (2 assuming 64 bit OS) on your PC contain?
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  6.    29 Sep 2015 #56

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, glad you found a way round the problem. Could you advise what the two registry keys in the fix (2 assuming 64 bit OS) on your PC contain?
    I'm not a tech nerd,but I can surely claim that I haven't modified any registry keys yet. They're untouched. The folder view issue hasn't appeared for me yet also.

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  7.    29 Sep 2015 #57

    MarcB said: View Post
    I'm not a tech nerd,but I can surely claim that I haven't modified any registry keys yet. They're untouched. The folder view issue hasn't appeared for me yet also.

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    Marc there should be no need to go hacking the registry. See my post above.
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  8.    30 Sep 2015 #58

    MarcB said: View Post
    I'm not a tech nerd,but I can surely claim that I haven't modified any registry keys yet. They're untouched. The folder view issue hasn't appeared for me yet also.

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    Thanks- so whatever was causing your desktop icon rearrangement must have been different, since your reg data is correct. There are some different fixes which have been proposed for that by the many people who have experienced symptom that over generations of Windows.
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  9.    30 Sep 2015 #59

    Torquemada said: View Post
    Marc there should be no need to go hacking the registry. See my post above.
    Yes,that's why I said I made nothing with it. Maybe the uncheck of the Fast startup can help for somebody too.
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  10.    30 Sep 2015 #60

    dalchina said: View Post
    Thanks- so whatever was causing your desktop icon rearrangement must have been different, since your reg data is correct. There are some different fixes which have been proposed for that by the many people who have experienced symptom that over generations of Windows.
    Despite the fact that I solved this rearranging thing, shutting down turned into sleep mode again. It's also a well-known issue,but I'm going to discuss it in another thread.
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