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Can't turn off auto-arrange in Windows 7


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#1 Eric Seigneuray

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:57 PM

About a month and a half ago, I noticed all my desktop icons were on the left side of the screen in alphabetical order. Turning Auto-arrange off or on does nothing. As soon as I refresh or restart my PC, the icons revert back to the auro-arrange display. We have four user on my PC and oddly enough only my account (which is the admin - not sure if that matters) has the problem. I've read a number of old posts (1-2 years old) that discuss accessing the registry. I'm fairly adept with this thing but I'm not looking to do open heart surgery. Any ideas?

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#2 noknojon

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:47 PM

Hi -
If you Right click on an open (vacant) area of your screen, and Point to Arrange Icons By what items do you see ticked ??
Are any ticked, all ticked or just a few -

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#3 caperjac

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:22 AM

that use to happen to me ,still does actually ,couldn't find a fix [but i do think there is a registry fix for it out there somewhere on the net ],so i became a neat freak ,and now i love the way my icons look .

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:39 AM

Im the founder of the registry fix for this problem, iv collected information and guide here:
http://gravitypoint.se/windows-7-desktop-auto-arrange-solution/

Hope it helps other people!

#5 narenxp

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:02 AM

You have posted some wrong information

This bug can almost always be traced back to the user runing a trojan/virus scan and in the attempt to fix any found problems the scanner actually damages your user profile settings, leaving you with this problem.


Scanner doesnt do anything.This key is created by zero access rootkit.Most of the people who have this issue are infected by zero access :).




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