Desktop icon positions and folder view settings not saving...

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by maya77, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. maya77

    maya77 MDL Member

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    Suddenly I'm having 2 issues with Windows 10 Pro x64 which I never had before:

    - my desktop icon positions are not being remembered (always resorted after reboot + switched to medium icon size)
    - my folder view settings are not being saved (thumbnail view switched to list view when folder reopened).

    "sfc /scannow" doesn't help.

    Any ideas on how to fix this Windows amnesia?
     
  2. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    #2 Nucleus, Sep 4, 2015
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    There may be some pointers for you in a similar thread about icon postions...

    Code:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/64336-Solved-Lock-Desktops-Icons-Windows-10
     
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  3. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Good name for the next version of Windows

    Windows Amnesia
     
  4. maya77

    maya77 MDL Member

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    Thanks, I haven't seen that thread earlier.
    However, there is no fix, just 3-rd party app recommendations.

    It's interesting that the same problem occurred earlier in Windows 7
    and 8 for some people, maybe Vista too, but never fixed by Microsoft.
     
  5. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Does this mean it will forget to send all your data back home ? If so, I want to install it now. :p
     
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  6. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    #6 odiebugs1, Sep 4, 2015
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    Have you tried unhide folders- go to -c:\Users\[account]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat

    Rename Usr and reboot, or use safe mode to rename then reboot, it should make windows recreate the file.

    Don't forget to move it or backup somewhere.
     
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  7. maya77

    maya77 MDL Member

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    Thanks, I'll try that on Monday (it's my second PC, not accessible atm) and let you know if your fix helps.
     
  8. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Thank you, but lets hope you get a few more ideas on here, as it hasn't worked for everyone.
     
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  9. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    It means you need to have Amnesia to forget what MS have done to you with 7, 8.1 and 10, before you'll even consider installing it :D
     
  10. maya77

    maya77 MDL Member

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    I'm not allowed to delete or even copy to another folder UsrClass.dat.

    Solved by restoring my older backup.