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ICON's moved to left after refresh or reboot.


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#1 twl54

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:42 PM

Yesterday I followed the "Security Center Virus" removal process in the Virus Removal section and it worked perfectly. With one exception. Now every time I reboot or refresh all of the desktop ICONs move to the left. I have tried various things, but with no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:43 PM

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/repair-icons-windows-xp-using-tweak-ui/

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:10 AM

Tahnk you, Inadequateinfirmity. I tried your suggestion, but it just rebuilt the ICONs and they still move to the left on refresh or reboot. I also tried http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/fix-desktop-icons-layout-not-saved-restart/ ,but that didn't work either. I did try this, http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/save-and-restore-desktop-icon-layout/, and to a point it works. I can , upon refresh or restart, put all of the ICONs back to where I want them (with the exception of the recycle bin which always is in the center of the screen), but it is a pain to have to run this. Anyone else have any ideas?

Edited by twl54, 15 September 2012 - 11:10 AM.


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:24 AM

Do you have a previous restore point before you were infected?

There is no working fix available for this issue currently.

New user account may have the same issue.

Some have got success with this method

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/921-desktop-icons-allow-prevent-themes-change.html

This is for windows 7.XP doesnt have the option.

Some users have got success with running various malware removal tools.

If you like to run advanced tools,get an expert help by creating a topic here

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html

Good luck

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:04 AM

Thank you for the reply, narenxp. I tried serveral restore points, all the Sept. ones and a few in the latter part or Aug., but they all failed to erstore and gave no hint as to why. I've run several anti-malware and anti-spy programs and since the removal of the virus, they have run cleanly with nothing being found. I guess I'll just live with right clicking the desktop and restoring the ICONs to the cuustom position. (and moving the recyclye bin from the middle of the page) Thank you again.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:29 PM

Try the tool below.Run it with all but the bottom two boxes checked.
http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/windows_repair_all_in_one.html

Reboot and check your issue.




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