Windows 10: Windows 10: Folder View Settings and Desktop Icon Positions Not Saving Solved

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  1.    31 Aug 2015 #21

    Hi, same there but on two my computers once. First running Windows 10 home, secon W10pro - icons ****ed up, folder wiev ****ed up and help nowhere. Thank you so much Windows 10!
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  2.    31 Aug 2015 #22

    fly7angel said: View Post
    I have the same problem too... (minus the desktop icon problem.. 'cuz i use rainmeter for that)...

    Since I upgraded to Windows 10, my folder view settings always reset to list or details.. it sucks.. so much...
    I already did that registry-edit stuff but it didn't work..
    I'm also wondering why my two coworker's PC didn't have that problem.. I upgraded their PC to Windows 10 too. One uses Windows 7 Professional while the other one uses Windows 8.1 Pro..

    I'm kinda a perfectionist and this problem has been bugging me for awhile now..





    Hi guyz, just to let you know.. I did a refresh on my PC... and I'm back from the start... but the "folder settings" are back to normal..

    like normal-normal, it doesn't reset to "list" or "details" view anymore..

    and no i did not refresh it because i couldn't handle the folder view bug, but Adobe After Effects is not working on my Windows 10 so i had to do it.. mehhh.,. i really regret upgrading to Windows 10 knowing it's not stable yet....
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  3.    31 Aug 2015 #23

    Also having this issue with my icons, as well as with my folder options. DesktopOK never worked for me, nor did any registry edits or cache cleaning or anything. I've been just dealing with the problems I guess until a fix will eventually come around. It's annoying, but downgrading to an earlier version of Windows, or even starting a fresh install of Windows 10 just isn't an option for me
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  4.    04 Sep 2015 #24

    fly7angel said: View Post

    Hi guyz, just to let you know.. I did a refresh on my PC... and I'm back from the start... but the "folder settings" are back to normal..

    like normal-normal, it doesn't reset to "list" or "details" view anymore..

    and no i did not refresh it because i couldn't handle the folder view bug, but Adobe After Effects is not working on my Windows 10 so i had to do it.. mehhh.,. i really regret upgrading to Windows 10 knowing it's not stable yet....


    well screw everything i've said above
    not only is the folder-problem back... Windows Updates don't work properly too..
    and my camera driver isn't working..
    everything sucks with Windows 10... (for now)

    wish MS can make a fix already..
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  5.    07 Sep 2015 #25

    my last option


    i decided to reset windows 10.. wipe all including drivers... it's worth it.. it worked for me.. icons stays small and sort the way i want it every reboot... but until now i am still installing all my apps... what a pain in the ass...
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  6.    08 Sep 2015 #26

    c4dx said: View Post
    i decided to reset windows 10.. wipe all including drivers... it's worth it.. it worked for me.. icons stays small and sort the way i want it every reboot... but until now i am still installing all my apps... what a pain in the ass...
    Unfortunately I did same thing, also deleted whole my HDD partitions and make one new and after one day everything went back to broken icons and folders. But I have feeling that maybe that problem is doing some of the early updates what W10 installs sadly some of them cannot be uninstalled.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       09 Sep 2015 #27

    Hi all, I wanted to add that I also had the problem that most are facing. I did a system restore to find that both my folder settings and also desktop icons were restored back to how they were. The only two changes were that I had installed Samsung's Smart Switch program. Unlikely to be the cause, however a singular Windows 10 update was removed. I have since run through Windows updates again and so far it's been okay.

    I've attached an image of the updates that were installed today for myself, luckily only a few. However I'd suggest trying a system restore first, or try to remove one of the following updates to see if it helps in anyway. I'll report back if anything changes.Click image for larger version. 

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  8.    09 Sep 2015 #28

    ChetzB said: View Post
    Hi all, I wanted to add that I also had the problem that most are facing. I did a system restore to find that both my folder settings and also desktop icons were restored back to how they were. The only two changes were that I had installed Samsung's Smart Switch program. Unlikely to be the cause, however a singular Windows 10 update was removed. I have since run through Windows updates again and so far it's been okay.

    I've attached an image of the updates that were installed today for myself, luckily only a few. However I'd suggest trying a system restore first, or try to remove one of the following updates to see if it helps in anyway. I'll report back if anything changes.Click image for larger version. 

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    - that's actually a good idea.. but if I do that.. i'll lose the update on my NVIDIA driver that came with the buggy Windows Update... thanks though... as much as i want to do a system restore, i can't
    cuz I'm still using my PC for work..
    I'll just bear with the crappy folder settings for awhile..
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  9.    11 Sep 2015 #29

    Hello guys,

    The issue is back on my pc today. Looks like its a virus that makes something to system files or registry settings, that is related to folder view settings and desktop shortcuts settings.

    Eset antivirus couldn't help nor detected any virus in my pc. Even torjan removal tools like roguekiller, malwarebytes showed any signs but I'm sure its a virus that is doing this. It happened when I plugged in a pendrive of my friend. I remember something had happened before after that I had to reset my PC.

    Still struggling to find a which is that virus and what is that its breaking.

    Thanks...
    Best Regards
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  10. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       11 Sep 2015 #30

    fly7angel said: View Post
    - that's actually a good idea.. but if I do that.. i'll lose the update on my NVIDIA driver that came with the buggy Windows Update... thanks though... as much as i want to do a system restore, i can't
    cuz I'm still using my PC for work..
    I'll just bear with the crappy folder settings for awhile..
    I'd still go with a system restore in that case, but once you've restored it and confirmed your icons/folder view are back to the way they're meant to be, boot into safe mode and remove that NVIDIA driver (I use "Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V15.4.1.1" and it does a very good job and cleaning out drivers if you need to do a clean install of them). Then download the latest drivers and make a restore point again.

    Although saying that, you could try to uninstall a few of the updates that pushed through from when you noticed the issue occur.
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