Desktop icons keep rearranging

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  1.    12 Aug 2015 #1

    Desktop icons keep rearranging


    My desktop icons keep rearranging and windows explorer won't save the position I put them in.

    I can rearrange them but when I click 'Refresh' or if I restart explorer or if I reboot they rearrange to another setup. This happens in both normal mode and safe mode.

    I have tried all the solutions available on the internet with no luck, including the obvious ones (trying all the auto-arrange and grid options) and even some more complex ones (sfc, registry tweaks).

    Any suggestions will be appreciated.

    Thank you
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  2.    13 Aug 2015 #2

    I am having same exact problem and it is really bugging me ugh
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home x64
       14 Aug 2015 #3

    I have this problem too, I can't find a solution anywhere. It looks like autoarrange icons is allway on even I deselect it. The sort option is strange too, if I select "Name" for example, the order is everything else except alphabetical order.
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  4.    14 Aug 2015 #4

    Upon installing windows from scratch this problem does not appear, but it does appear some time later. Perhaps something triggers it?
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  5.    14 Aug 2015 #5

    m3lis said: View Post
    Upon installing windows from scratch this problem does not appear, but it does appear some time later. Perhaps something triggers it?
    Happens to me but only when I save a file - eg have an Excel file on the desktop, then save it and the file will be moved to some random location on the desktop. Other icons stay where they are - even if I reboot.

    The only "fix" I have is a small free program called IconRestorer. This takes a snapshot of your desktop, then if anything has moved it is just one click and everything returns to the place it was.
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  6.    14 Aug 2015 #6

    I have tried IconRestorer and it didn't work unfortunately. However, such programs are workarounds and do not really fix the issue.
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  7. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home x64
       14 Aug 2015 #7

    I made an upgrade from 8.1 to 10. In the begining all was fine, I can arrange desktop icons how I want. This problem came after first cumulative update (KB3081424).
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  8.    14 Aug 2015 #8

    I tried uninstalling that but it didn't help unfortunately.
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  9.    21 Aug 2015 #9

    Guys any updates?
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  10.    22 Aug 2015 #10

    I am also struggling with this and tried everything nothing works
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