One Desktop Icon Moving after Reboot and Installation of Version 2004


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    One Desktop Icon Moving after Reboot and Installation of Version 2004


    I recently installed version 2004 of Windows 10 from Windows Update. Ever since then, there has been one desktop icon (Windows Administrative Tools) that's been moving every time after I reboot my laptop. It jumps over 3 rows to the right and 3 rows up. I've tried every to figure out this problem. Does anyone have a fix for this? Again, this is the only desktop icon that does this, no other desktop icon moves by itself except for this one. I've deleted the desktop icon and copied a brand new one several times and the same thing happens over and over again. I've tried multiple solutions online and nothing seems to fix this problem.

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    Update: If I delete the Windows Administrative Tools Icon from my desktop and reboot, the "This PC" icon starts doing the same thing. It moves over a few rows and up a few rows. If I put the Windows Administrative Tools icon back on the desktop, the "This PC" icon stops moving around after reboot and the Administrative Tools icon does the same thing over and over again after rebooting.
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  2. Posts : 13,950
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #2

    Pictures please.

    Press Print screen, open paint and Ctrl+V to copy the screen print into it then save as a .jpg.

    See here: How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Before Reboot:
    One Desktop Icon Moving after Reboot and Installation of Version 2004-untitled.jpg

    After Reboot:
    One Desktop Icon Moving after Reboot and Installation of Version 2004-untitled1.jpg

    Notice how the Windows Administrative Tools Icon moves after each and every reboot. I move it back to the original spot every time and it just moves over a few rows to the right and a few rows up. If I were to delete "Windows Administrative Tools" from my desktop, The "This PC" icon would start doing the same exact thing, just a different icon. This all started after updating to Windows 10 version 2004 a few days ago.

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    Here is what else I've noticed. REALLY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ. If I right click on the desktop and hit refresh, the SAME exact thing happens. What you see in these photos above with rebooting the system happens exactly the same when I refresh the desktop by right clicking and hitting the refresh button.
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  4. Posts : 25,047
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    Right-click on an empty part of the Desktop. If 'View > Auto arrange icons' has a tick, click on it to un-tick it.
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hello Bree,
    I checked that and the option has been unchecked all this time. One more thing, I've noticed when I uncheck "Align icons to grid", this problem goes away. However I don't like having this option unchecked because it gets messy and uneven with all of my desktop icons. I'd prefer to have this checked so that everything is neatly aligned to the grid. Again, this all started after updating Windows 10 to version 2004 a few days ago.

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    I guess I've got a partial solution to the problem. If I deleted "Windows Administrative Tools" and "This PC" and went to desktop icon settings and checked "This PC" rather than doing a send to desktop option, this problem was solved if I didn't have the "Windows Administrative Tools" icon on the desktop. The only thing is that the problem continues with "Windows Administrative Settings" if I place it back on the desktop using copy and paste.
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  6. Posts : 13,950
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #6

    Install DesktopOK. It remembers icon position for you and if you set it to start at boot (has almost no impact on boot time, uses no measurable resources) it will put icons back where they belong. I've been using it for years.
    If things get scrambled at any time just right click on the icon and select Restore to put everything back where it belongs.
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  7. Posts : 1
    w10pro
       #7

    Hello Vilysakowski !
    I had the exact same icon problem and after hundreds of tests here is my solution:
    >right clik concerned icon >to open the file location >after which again right clik the file >send to >desktop (create shortcut) >put it in the desired place and you are done ! To verify >a right clik on the desktop to >refresh and icon should stay in place Hope this help !?
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