Windows 10 Laptop Desktop Icons Keep Rearranging to the left side

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  1. Posts : 51
    Windows 10 Pro

    This is a Windows 10 bug. Until MS repairs the bug, nothing you do will fix it.
    The only alternative is a free aftermarket app
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,010
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    It's a problem that has affected SOME users of Windows from at least Windows Vista onwards.

    As @dcol says, there are several free utilities that can help for those that are affected.

    There are a couple of VERY long threads on this topic on this forum. E.g.
    Desktop icons keep rearranging - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. Posts : 1,234
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    This is what's worked for me and I just double-checked again.
    Uncheck auto arrange
    Leave align icons to grid checked
    Leave the settings under themes (Allow themes to change desktop icons) checked.
    --- In the Desktop icon settings box, Recycle bin is the only Desktop icon checked.

    After I change my icon arrangements, I shut down and start the computer back up or restart my computer.
    --- I just did that twice in a row and did not have any problems with the rearranged icons.

    EDIT: I know you are on the right track trying to accomplish what you want to do. But please consider what I mentioned works for me. It only takes about a minute to find out if it would work for you.
    --- I have 4 Windows 10 computers.
    --- I also use that same procedure for the people I help at our Senior Center as well as my family & friends.

    BTW, is this a new problem?
    Last edited by MeAndMyComputer; 15 Mar 2018 at 13:38.
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