1.    22 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 79
    Win 10 Pro 64 & 7 Pro 64 on 2 HDD's

    W10 Desktop randomly repositions Icons - How do I make it stop?


    Hi.
    I have my desktop icons sorted into sections, each section for a different need; hobbies, works, or by person. Randomly after a reboot or return from sleep all the icons have been shunted to the left side and in no particular order that makes any sense. I then spend too much time trying to put them back in the right sections.
    Any suggestions as to how to stop W10 doing this? It seems to be happening more often now and is really annoying.
    I have looked through the tutorials but no luck with this problem
    Thanks for any help....
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  2.    22 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,930
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hello, not everyone has this problem - I don't. But enough do for there to be a very very long thread- where 3rd party programs are suggested.

    Win10 desktop icons rearranging on boot Solved - Windows 10 Forums
    Desktop icons keep rearranging - Windows 10 Forums

    and more as others have raised the same problem- which is not new in Win 10- just perhaps more frequent than in previous editions.
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  3.    22 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 346
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32

    That problem drove me nuts, till I found that it was the "slide show" of desktop pictures (backgrounds) that was causing the problem.
    I fixed it by setting my desktop to show just ONE PICTURE, and not a slide show, then arrange my icons the way I want them, then reboot, and the icons will stay in place. Then I could turn the Slide Show back on and my icons would stay in place.
    It sounds like a funky fix, but hey, it worked.

    Cheers mate!
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  4.    22 Jul 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 79
    Win 10 Pro 64 & 7 Pro 64 on 2 HDD's
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for your help, I have plenty of spare time to explore as I have just got home from a Prostate op' . I will try the restore point option first then an add on program suggested in one of the links.
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  5.    23 Jul 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 2,070
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper View Post
    Thank you for your help, I have plenty of spare time to explore as I have just got home from a Prostate op' . I will try the restore point option first then an add on program suggested in one of the links.
    I wouldn't waste too much time. Many people report this problem which points to poor software engineering by MS. I sometimes have the same issue when I use Switch User to go to another account. I've learned to log off before changing accounts to avoid the problem.
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  6.    23 Jul 2017 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 79
    Win 10 Pro 64 & 7 Pro 64 on 2 HDD's
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve C View Post
    I wouldn't waste too much time. Many people report this problem which points to poor software engineering by MS. I sometimes have the same issue when I use Switch User to go to another account. I've learned to log off before changing accounts to avoid the problem.
    Point taken, would seem to be another bit of flakey programming from MS.
    Thanks for the advice, at least I know it's not just my PC that has the problem.
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