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

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    Window 10
       #471

    halabyrb said:
    I hate Microsoft, the sloppiest company there is. If their programmers could only catch up with the prowess of their marketing geniuses, we would be happier users. Windows 8 was a stupid bust. So they introduce Windows 10 with great fanfare. I am so frustrated with Windows 10 since it keeps rearranging my icons. Don't they have the pride to introduce more than just a Beta version of their product? Have they considered turning over their programming business to Apple?? I want the stupid system to work and not waste time making corrections myself. Do you hear me you geniuses in Seattle????
    Why don't you just get a Mac if you're so unhappy (and angry)?
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  2. Posts : 108
    Win10
       #472

    Use this utility and be done with it: DesktopOK with autosave and restore. Download DesktopOK 4.24

    Did you try this yet:
    Solved Windows 10: Folder View Settings and Desktop Icon Positions Not Saving - Page 47 - Windows 10 Forums
    Last edited by Intrepid1; 12 Feb 2016 at 08:52.
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  3. Posts : 34,915
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #473

    halabyrb said:
    I am so frustrated with Windows 10 since it keeps rearranging my icons.
    You're really very fortunate if that's the only problem you've got.. some have far more frustrating and functionally disadvantageous problems.

    That said, I quite agree with you about the relative carelessness and thoughtlessness evident in places - quite remarkable after all the insider trial period.
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  4. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       #474

    Intrepid1 said:
    I don't know a lot about ShellFolderfix and I've never tested it. But according to MajorGeeks "ShellFolderFix is the solution to Windows not remembering their size and position and also includes additional tweaks and shell enhancements" not icon positions. But I don't know. They also mention it was tested on Windows 10 as well. You can read more here:
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/shellfolderfix.html
    This worked perfectly for me - thanks for the link Intrepid (& Dogsled).

    Cheers,

    Chris
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  5. Posts : 1
    Win 10
       #475

    Win 10 Icons shifted left upon restart work around. Right click on desktop select “View” uncheck “Auto arrange icons”, “Align icons to grid” and “Show desktop icons”. Reboot. Once you rebooted get to desktop right click go to “View” and check what you want. However you have to do this at every reboot.
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  6. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #476

    Good, practical workaround


    This is a very good workaround to a problem which Microsoft should have solved by now. Previous versions of Windows for as long as I can remember have all allowed you to fix the layout of icons on your desktop.

    Thank you.
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  7. Posts : 26
    Windows 10
       #477

    I've only just come to Win 10 directly from XP, and am nowhere near the level of understanding of the members here. However, the icons jumping around finally got the better of me today so I posted on another forum (actually for woodwork) and someone suggested that for Win 7 (which may work in w10):
    Settings-personalisation-themes try clearing the check box "Allow themes to automatically arrange icons"

    Well, that checkbox is there in W10. I am yet to rearrange my desktop icons for the umteenth time and tested it (because I haven't noted what causes them to shift - it just seems to happen), but perhaps that may help some people?

    Apologies if I'm stating the bleeding obvious, and I haven't read the whole thread in detail, but you never know....
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  8. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #478

    Locking Desktop Icon Positions


    This is a good workaround to this irritating problem that only arises in Windows 10.
    How To Lock Desktop Icons In Windows
    Good luck
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  9. Posts : 26
    Windows 10
       #479

    RogerP said:
    This is a good workaround to this irritating problem that only arises in Windows 10.
    How To Lock Desktop Icons In Windows
    Good luck
    Thanks Roger, I'll try that because I've just discovered this minute that the fix that was suggested to me doesn't work......

    All I did was leave the puta unattended for about 10 mins and came back to find them rearranged. :-( At the same time my firefox windows got shifted around and resized - that's driving me nuts as well, along with Folder windows only opening to the shape of the last one I resized - and on the monitor that the last one was opened (running two monitors). There is no "Remember folder views" button to check in folder options in W10.
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  10. Posts : 1
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       #480

    Sinnerbg said:
    I have the same problem and I don't know how to solve this problem..
    Did you find any solution?It's frustrating me..
    folow steps from 9/27/2015 [Manual Fix] [For Auto Fix Scroll Further Down]
    or the automated fix from right below that one
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