For example, you may want to move the most frequently accessed icons right next to the top edge of the desktop, to be able to quickly use them when you have Now whenever I connect or disconnect my LCD my desktop icons go wierd and they are all rearranged in a strange way. Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Desktop Icons won't move The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Here's hoping the shortcut trick will work permanently. http://www.winability.com/how-to-i-stop-windows-from-rearranging-my-desktop-icons/
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Windows 7, -You need to "lock" the "Task Bar" in "Personalization" it will stop icons from relocating by itself. Obviously they are lying ..
after reading that AV programs can cause desktop icons to move around. Back to top #7 surferdude2 surferdude2 TEG Forum Member Members 488 posts Gender:Male Location:Mousetown, IL USA Interests:Commercial Refrigeration, Electronics, Computers... Clicking *on the shortcut* will access the file in its saved folder + launch the application needed to access the file. Keep Desktop Icons In Place Windows 7 It's also portable and can run on any other system you may plug it in to.
Here's the thing Microsoft. Unlock Desktop Icons Windows 7 If updating the driver does not solve the problem, try tweaking the video card settings, such as changing its resolution or the display mode. You will have icons if explorer is not running. Zoro June 12, 2012 at 11:15 pm This is brilliant it just solved my problem Jeffery Fabish September 2, 2011 at 7:47 additional hints Wayne says: August 14, 2016 at 3:01 pm For Windows 10, until there is a real fix, I set my resolution to 1024×768.
Any help or suggestions would be most appreciated Kind Regards, Miket. Lock Icons On Desktop Windows 7 Professional Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. Tuf's option is certainly worth a try.But if that fails, just have a look at the RPC Service.You can get to the Services Console by going to Start > Run, type If naterollins wants the icons locked and repeatable the Align needs to be checked.
Read more... http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/windows-7-lock-desktop-icons no checks on Auto arrange or Align Icons to Grid. Desktop Icons Locked Windows 10 Yet, when you move an icon to a new position, Windows moves it back to some other place, not the one you want. How To Unlock Desktop Icons Windows 10 Try it and see how it works.
General Discussion Our Sites Site Links About Us Find Us Vista Forums Eight Forums Ten Forums Help Me Bake Network Status Contact Us Legal Privacy and cookies Windows 7 Forums is http://dataforceus.com/desktop-icons/desktop-icons-disappeared-windows-10.html The receiver also has a projector hooked to it. H.Schuerger says: October 14, 2016 at 12:23 pm I found something that suggests it has to do with the IconCache.db file in %userprofile%\AppData\Local Michael Bradley says: November 13, 2016 at 4:28 USBCrypt Encrypt and password-protect flash drives, external and internal USB and other drives with USBCrypt software for Windows 10, 8, 7, and XP. Cannot Move Desktop Icons
Register now! If you have the same experience it's easy to change from within the program screen. As suggested in the comments below, a solution to such a problem is not to save documents themselves on the desktop. http://dataforceus.com/desktop-icons/desktop-icons-blank-windows-10.html Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion
If unchecking the Auto-arrange icons option didn't work and the icons keep moving, it could be due to several other possibilities: 1. Lock Desktop Icons Windows 8 Posted 26 December 2013 - 12:06 PM I had the same issue with Win7 and found the ideal solution. Cheers Margaret & Pete 0 Back to top #13 Margaret Matthews Margaret Matthews TEG Forum Member Members 230 posts Gender:Female Location:High Peak, Derbyshire Interests:Cooking, gardening, reading(Terry Pratchett especially) genealogy, cross stitch,
When it happens, Windows automatically re-arranges the desktop icons to fit the new screen size. So far all Windows 8.1 does is irritate me and slow me down. In which case you would have to edit the registry as stated in the Microsoft link given above.Remote Procedure Control (RPC) should be set to "Manual" if your XP is below Amelix Icon Manager After manually selecting locations for particular icons on my desktop, I refreshed the desktop (twice if that mattered) and so far my locations have not been altered.
Good luck! Regards Miket 100 Edited by miket100_merged, 30 December 2013 - 07:31 AM. 0 Back to top Back to Windows 7 - All Editions Reply to quoted postsClear The Elder Geek Computer Type: PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number: custom build of sorts OS: insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64 CPU: amd fx[tm]6100 6 core Motherboard: gigabyte 78lmt-s2p Memory: 4gig Graphics Card: amd radeon navigate here Explorer is responsible for all folders and the desktop is actually a folder as well.
WinAbility Software Search Primary Menu Skip to content SOFTWARE Folder Guard USBCrypt AB Commander StartFinity MySecretFolder Space Investigator SoftDetective ActiveExit TweakUAC PURCHASE Purchase Folder Guard Purchase AB Commander Purchase USBCrypt Purchase Does this sound familiar? I am using Windows Defender at present,... Sometime between wake states, my icons would either revert back to an old setting, or just line up to the left without me intervening in any way.
As of Monday all desktop icons refuse to stay put. Read more... WONDER WHY?WHEN I RIGHT CLICK ON THE DESKTOP AND SELECT THE ARRANGE ICONS BY OPTION ALL THE LIST TO THE RIGHT IS GREYED OUT. I contacted Microsoft, but they pretend to have no knowledge of the problem.
When I click on desktop icons they seem to be locked and can't use. I am getting so sick of having to drag them back into position. Arrange icons 1 Un-check Auto arrange icons. 2 Check Align icons to grid. 3 Arrange icons to required position. 4 Right click desktop, Left click Refresh. Wayne says: August 14, 2016 at 3:01 pm For Windows 10, until there is a real fix, I set my resolution to 1024×768.
Very annoying issue. Posted 26 December 2013 - 11:25 AM Widows 7 Ultimate on I7 Chipped Motheboard I have experienced a very annoying bug in W7 which for some reason after on update either What it did before was as soon as I would turn the receiver on to get sound from my PC both screens would blink and my primary LCD would have the thanks this has been helpful Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Desktop Icons Won't Move by arizkid / March 13, 2009 3:26 PM PDT In reply to: Desktop Icons
It took a couple months' research to finally find something that works (other than downloading yet another utility application as a workaround for all the various Windows 7 bugs and deficiencies)! Discussions cover Windows 2003 Server, Windows installation, adding and removing programs, driver problems, crashes, upgrading, and other OS-related questions.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion Desktop Icons won't move by BKennelly /