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  1.    08 Aug 2017 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim L View Post
    As a Shareware developer, I have several Desktop and Laptop computers. Yesterday, I upgraded this, my Email laptop, to the Creator's Update.

    As I prefer immediate access to everything, I have several hundred Shortcuts on my desktop (neatly arranged). I immediately ran into one of the Icon shuffling problems. Fortunately, I was able to use IconRestorer to reposition my Icons.

    In my case, any movement by me of any of the Desktop Icons resulted in random reorganization of many of the Icons.

    I did manage to find a workaround for my problem. I changed the TaskBar to Auto-Hide. Now I can move the Icons however I wish. I do not like this solution as I am accustomed to seeing the TaskBar.

    This may not help with the other problems discussed above but should be worth a try.

    Jim L.
    SharePrep - Rename Files for importing into SharePoint

    I see all the same things that you do. Thanks for the Auto-Hide tip.
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  2.    08 Aug 2017 #12
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I never managed to solve this (actually solve in a permanent manner) so I downgraded to Anniversary Update (installed from scratch) and never had issues since.
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  3.    08 Aug 2017 #13
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 3
    Win 10 Creators Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Yes, I've seen the desktop icons behaving unpredictably too, move one and the others can jump to new positions. I find that turning off 'Align icons to grid' tames this wayward behaviour. It's safe to briefly turn on 'Align icons to grid' to tidy up the arrangement, as long as you turn it off again straight away.
    Bree,

    I just tried your solution on my Creators Updated system. This did not eliminate my problem. My situation may be unique in that I have so many Icons on the Desktop and some of them actually extend under the TaskBar.

    Thanks,

    Jim L.
    SharePrep - Rename Files for importing into SharePoint
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  4.    08 Aug 2017 #14
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 109
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim L View Post
    Bree,

    I just tried your solution on my Creators Updated system. This did not eliminate my problem. My situation may be unique in that I have so many Icons on the Desktop and some of them actually extend under the TaskBar.

    Thanks,

    Jim L.
    SharePrep - Rename Files for importing into SharePoint
    Your situation is not unique and I have only 8 desktop icons. It's a hot mess.
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  5.    08 Aug 2017 #15
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Granite Bay, CA
    Posts : 706
    Windows 10 Professional

    Oh don't worry about it. Sometimes people at Microsoft get bored and decide on doing "Remixes" to Windows 10. Most of the time, the remixes are rather crappy. I'd suggest to ask them to get a new DJ.
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  6.    09 Aug 2017 #16
    Join Date : Aug 2017
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    Win 10 Creators Update

    Quote Originally Posted by JSheridan View Post
    Your situation is not unique and I have only 8 desktop icons. It's a hot mess.
    I have found a better workaround for my Desktop Icon problem. I changed the IconVerticalSpacing registry setting to yield even smaller Icons. This created a little additional space between my 9th row of Small Icons and the Taskbar.

    Now I have my Taskbar back and I can move my Icons at will without fear of the shuffling I had experienced on the Creators Update.

    In the Registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

    I changed IconVerticalSpacing from -1125 to -1100

    Then rebooted and turned off "Auto-Hide Taskbar".
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    Note - I had tried -1050 which worked but created a significant gap between the lower row of Small Icons and the Taskbar.

    The tutorial "Change Desktop Icon Spacing in Windows 10" in this forum gives detailed instructions for making this type of change.

    Jim L.
    SharePrep - Rename Files for importing into SharePoint
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  7.    09 Aug 2017 #17
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,480
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim L View Post
    I changed IconVerticalSpacing from -1125 to -1100

    Then rebooted and turned off "Auto-Hide Taskbar".
    -----------------------------------------------

    Note - I had tried -1050 which worked but created a significant gap between the lower row of Small Icons and the Taskbar.

    The tutorial "Change Desktop Icon Spacing in Windows 10" in this forum gives detailed instructions for making this type of change.
    Thanks for experimenting, I'll give it a try and turn 'align to grid' back on. The tutorial you mentioned is here:
    Change Desktop Icon Spacing in Windows 10

    BTW, a reboot is not necessary for it to take effect, you just need to restart explorer.exe
    Restart explorer.exe Process in Windows 10
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  8.    09 Aug 2017 #18
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Granite Bay, CA
    Posts : 706
    Windows 10 Professional

    If you want, there's also an on-screen GUI version of this, for simplicity. Refer to post number #3 at this thread:
    Desktop Icons Problems Solved - Windows 10 Forums
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  9.    09 Aug 2017 #19
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Sadly icon spacing isn't the issue I'm having or the issue the OP was about. They just need to get their act in gear and fix the wild movement of icons. I should be able to drag a stack of icons into an existing stack and just push the icons down like I've been able to do for almost two decades, not have to move them one by one otherwise they extend in a row across my desktop.

    Also the 'randomly move every icon out of place so this new icon can go top left of the screen' is a pain in the butt.

    If it weren't for the fact that I make use of other features from the Creators update then I would have just reverted to the previous version and disabled updates.
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  10.    09 Aug 2017 #20
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Granite Bay, CA
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    Windows 10 Professional

    Don't know if this was mentioned yet or not, but change your Display Adapter screen resolution. Change up those values, keep the settings, and then change to another one, go through a bunch of them, then go back to your preferred resolution. Maybe this will fix some settings glitch in the Registry or something. Try it out.


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