1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10 x64
       12 Sep 2015 #1

    Desktop Icon Setting not saved after Windows Update

    Hi.. Guys..

    Recently my PC just started to have some weird problem.
    Everytime after I restarted my PC or just restarted explorer.exe,
    my desktop icon reset from small size to medium and sorting
    order also reset. Besides I also noticed that in every folder
    view settings also reset.

    The reason why I suspected it caused by one of the updates
    because I just formatted my PC. Everything was normal in
    the beginning but after I updated the windows. The exact problem
    came back.

    Do you guys have any idea which update may be causing this?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,895
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       12 Sep 2015 #2

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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10 x64
       12 Sep 2015 #3

    Cliff S said: View Post
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    Thank you so much.... but it did not solve my problem.

    The desktop icons still kept returning to medium size and
    re-arranged everytime I restarted my PC or restarted explorer.exe.

    I'm trying to uninstall the update one-by-one to see whether which
    one causing this problem.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       18 Sep 2015 #4


    I got the same thing. After you kill "explorer.exe" the desktop layout resets to standard.

    Hope it will be fixed in next update!
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