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  1.    26 Sep 2015 #11
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    windows 10

    today i reinstall my window 10.... just because of this issue...now after few hours i am again facing same issue..its very irritating
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  2.    26 Sep 2015 #12
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 8
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    It happened to me as well! I reinstalled Win and it fixed the problem but then it came back again. You need to do one thing.
    1. When the Win is working correctly and the icons are in place you need to create a restore point
    2. The option to create a restore point might be disabled, so you need to enable it first, just search "restore point" in your Win search box
    3. After you have created the restore point whenever the icons get buggy again just return to the Restore Point where it was ok..
    It will keep your programs and everything, it will just restore the registry values of the Win when it worked.

    It's a stupid solution but it is the only one that I have figured out. If you don't do this then you will have to reinstall Win every time it bugs out and that's not acceptable. I have no idea what's causing this problem though.
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  3.    26 Sep 2015 #13
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,368
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Much easier would be to install a program like DesktopOK that can remember icon placement on teh Desktop then if they get scrambled, just right click on it's icon and restore the layout.

    Once the icons are placed as you want, have you tried right clicking on the Desktop and selecting Refresh? This seems to help Windows remember icon placement for me.
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  4.    27 Sep 2015 #14
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    windows 10
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  5.    27 Sep 2015 #15
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,368
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Great find, thanks for posting it.
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  6.    31 Dec 2015 #16
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Pacific Northwest
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Simple Fix to Desktop Icons Rearranging


    This worked for me (Windows 10, single screen)
    Right click on the desktop
    Choose Personalize, Themes, Desktop icon settings
    Clear the check box by ALLOW THEMES TO CHANGE DESKTOP ICONS
    OK

    I hope this works for you!

    Recommendation to Windows Team - unchecked by default. From my research, I see many people have this problem and are spending a lot of time reloading Windows, editing their registry (!), and thinking unhappy thoughts. It took a lot of time to track down this obscure setting.
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  7.    29 Jan 2016 #17
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    windows 10

    It Works But ...


    Quote Originally Posted by TeamKellogg View Post
    This worked for me (Windows 10, single screen)
    Right click on the desktop
    Choose Personalize, Themes, Desktop icon settings
    Clear the check box by ALLOW THEMES TO CHANGE DESKTOP ICONS
    OK

    I hope this works for you!

    Recommendation to Windows Team - unchecked by default. From my research, I see many people have this problem and are spending a lot of time reloading Windows, editing their registry (!), and thinking unhappy thoughts. It took a lot of time to track down this obscure setting.
    Sure it works. But sometime later Win 10 drops the arrangement. You go back, re do your icons, fiddle with the box you mentioned...and it works. Later the icons are change back yet again ... ad infinitum. Can you say "ground hog day?"
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  8.    05 Apr 2016 #18
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Earth
    Posts : 70
    Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit. Version 1703 (build 15063.540)

    I had a similar problem with Vista and Win 7, and now on my new Win 10 Pro laptop. Back in Vista days I found a solution which worked on Vista, Win 7 and also works on 10, I just installed it on my Win 10 laptop. I did find a simpler solution for Win 7 about a year ago but can't find it now, It added a right click command to the My Computer icon on the desktop.

    The one I still have is called "Desktop Icons.zip" I do not have the link to the website, but googling for the zip file may help. I have uploaded a png file showing the popup menu when one does a shift + right click on the desktop. The png file is from the original zip file, not my laptop.

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    If I find the other one I will post an update.
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  9.    05 Apr 2016 #19
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    Earth
    Posts : 70
    Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit. Version 1703 (build 15063.540)

    Its me again,

    Here is a page with links to the simpler one.

    Save and Restore Desktop Icon Layout in Windows Vista

    I have not yet tried this one on Win 10 64 bit.
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  10.    10 Apr 2016 #20
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Earth
    Posts : 70
    Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit. Version 1703 (build 15063.540)

    Here is the best one I know about. I discovered it back in 2009 when I was running vista but I lost track of it until today. It has been updated several times over the years. I have just installed it and it seems fine with Windows 10 64 bit.

    MIDIOX

    The website says it works with WIndows 8 and 8.1 and is for 32 and 64 bit. It also works with multiple monitors.
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