[Solved] Lock Desktops Icons Windows 10

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by armadillotuff, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. armadillotuff

    armadillotuff MDL Member

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    Is there a way to lock the desktop icons from changing positions on a reboot? I have removed the checkmarks from both auto arrange icons and align icons to grid from my windows 10 view. I can do a refresh on the desktop blank space after I get my icons lined up the way I want to see them on a reboot. But if I back up the system and restore it all the icons on no longer in the same positions I wanted them.
     
  2. Tito

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  3. armadillotuff

    armadillotuff MDL Member

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    Thanks Tito, works great.
     
  4. Jorgovanko

    Jorgovanko MDL Novice

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    I still have this problem. I tried DesktopOK and other similar apps, but nothing helped. It seems that this problem is not unique.
     
  5. t0mn8r

    t0mn8r MDL Junior Member

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    This is one of the reasons why I went back to 8.1
     
  6. up2mee

    up2mee MDL Novice

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    Desktop Restore

    I have been using Desktop Restore with Windows 7 an now Windows 10 x64. It works great:
    hxxp://midiox.com/desktoprestore.htm
     
  7. Jorgovanko

    Jorgovanko MDL Novice

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    Also not working here :(
     
  8. milan90

    milan90 MDL Junior Member

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    I'm having the same problem. If anyone here can find witch registry key to edit would be awesome.
    Thanks to MDL in advance.
     
  9. AtomicStryker

    AtomicStryker MDL Novice

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    #9 AtomicStryker, Sep 2, 2015
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    Re-installing Windows 10 (you keep your programs and settings) fixed it for me, and it is the only "confirmed" fix that i found.

    EDIT:
    And the issue is back after a couple of days. Urgh.
     
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  10. MrNxDmX

    MrNxDmX MDL Novice

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    Same problem here, even when i refresh desktop, icons get automatically arrenged in alphabetic order. Windows 10 Pro RTM. No solutions so far.
     
  11. Shayne

    Shayne MDL Addicted

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    I find desktop OK, ok ...... auto arrange n then off ... get desktop OK remembers ;). Some simple stuff like mouse wheel follows pointer :eek:.

    Regards
     
  12. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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  13. MrNxDmX

    MrNxDmX MDL Novice

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    Thanks for reply. Tried but still same after 2 restarts. Will check registry entries for that option.
    Will check if it works, thank you.

    Does anybody have same problem?
     
  14. MrNxDmX

    MrNxDmX MDL Novice

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    Seems a lot of users have same problem:
    https:// answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/windows-10-desktop-icons-auto-arrange-problem/aabaeb1f-60f3-41a9-8add-e6b98600dfcf?auth=1

    Will post if i find a solution.
     
  15. MrNxDmX

    MrNxDmX MDL Novice

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    Finally, found the solution, on the ms page i've posted above.
    Confirmed this on a laptop which don't have the problem, the keys were same.

    Default key at
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{42aedc87-2188-41fd-b9a3-0c966feabec1}\InProcServer32
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    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{42aedc87-2188-41fd-b9a3-0c966feabec1}\InProcServer32

    must be replaced with "%SystemRoot%\system32\windows.storage.dll"


    You need to take ownership of those entries though.
     
  16. Jorgovanko

    Jorgovanko MDL Novice

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    Worked for me too :clap:
     
  17. milan90

    milan90 MDL Junior Member

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    @MrNxDmX

    Thank you bro it really is working :biggrin:. Even without restart, so for anyone who have this problem that is the solution
     
  18. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    This is strange, because root Clsid has no string to storage.dll , and node CLsid 42 is already stringed to storage.dll, and I don't have this problem.
     
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  19. MrNxDmX

    MrNxDmX MDL Novice

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    You're all welcome folks :)