Windows 10: Some desktop icons won't stay where I place them.

  1. Syncopator's Avatar
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       13 Oct 2017 #1

    Some desktop icons won't stay where I place them.

    This started after I did a refresh installation. While many of the icons remain where they are, some of them refuse to stay put when I move them. They spring to another position.

    What might be causing this bizarre behaviour?
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  2.    13 Oct 2017 #2

    Some, not all, experience this- it's been so since Win7 at least.

    Have you seen
    Desktop icons keep rearranging - Windows 10 Forums
    Win10 desktop icons rearranging on boot Solved - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

    It's often worth searching the forum. Many posts on this.
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  3. Syncopator's Avatar
    Posts : 188
    Version 1803 (OS Build 17134. 191)
    Thread Starter
       13 Oct 2017 #3

    Thank you dalchina . What an astonishing assortment of possible fixes etc.

    I'm getting rather long in the tooth and afraid that I simply don't have the patience to wade through all the possible cures. I will just have to resign myself to the annoyance.

    But thank you once again.

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  4.    13 Oct 2017 #4

    There are 2 or 3 programs recommended there-
    DesktopOK - save and restore your desktop icons
    is one, if I recall - you can try it.

    Another approach is to keep little on your desktop. It's a good way to work.

    If you want lots of shortcuts available, you can use a much more flexible start menu to which you can easily add your own folders of shortcuts etc- drag 'n drop. It works better than win 10's and many here recommend it:
    Classic Shell (free).

    It gives you the best of XP/Vista/Win 7 start menu styles and more.
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  5. Syncopator's Avatar
    Posts : 188
    Version 1803 (OS Build 17134. 191)
    Thread Starter
       14 Oct 2017 #5

    Yes, I already use Classic Shell. Not yet explored it much though. I'll investigate.

    Thank you.
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