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#1 TGMcCallie

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 06:32 PM

On windows 10 desktop when computer goes to sleep and you awaken it my desktop icons are in different place other than

where they were when it went to sleep. 

 

This has happened just the last two times computer went to sleep and was awakened.

 

Is there a way you can lock your icons on the desktop in position?

 



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Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:57 PM

If you have Windows 10 version1703 Build 15063.xxx, then it is a bug of this version, which happen to be on some computers. Up to now there is no solutions. We look forward to Microsoft Update, the next should to come on May 9.



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Posted 30 April 2017 - 08:05 PM

Dont have that vs.

 

I have 1607 Build 14298 1066

 

Any other suggestions, anyone?



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Posted 30 April 2017 - 09:06 PM

You may try, sometimes helps. 
  1. open the desktop, if possible close other apps and folders
  2. right click on desktop and uncheck View => Align icons to gird
  3. again right-click on desktop and Refresh or simply F5
  4. now drag icons, where You want they must be
  5. if done, again refresh
  6. open folder %LocalAppdata% or simply C:\Users\{Your Username}\AppData\Local, if C is drive, where is installed Windows.
  7. Click View (top) and check Hidden items
  8. delete file IconCache.db
  9. uncheck Hidden items, close folder and go to desktop
  10. if everything is OK, right click on desktop, View => check Align icons to gird
  11. again refresh and if everything is ok, restart computer.
 
If it also don't help, is something more damaged.

Edited by zainmax, 30 April 2017 - 09:09 PM.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 12:09 AM

Thanks.   Before I got your answer I had gone to desktop and unchecked   align to grid and it seems to have fixed the problem.  At least it has not

changed the arrangement of my icons after I have rebooted several times.

 

What does the align to grid do?  Does it put the icons in a specific place or spot on your desktop.  It seems like I can put them now anywhere and they do

not jump a little into a certain spot.

Tom


Edited by TGMcCallie, 01 May 2017 - 12:09 AM.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:03 AM

All the "Align to Grid" feature is supposed to do is what it's name implies.  You can think of the desktop as having an invisible grid of icon sized cells on it.  When align to grid is on and you move an icon it will automatically snap in to the nearest cell and icons cannot overlap.

 

If this is off you can drop an icon anywhere.

 

The "Align to Grid" feature should not cause the problem you were having.  Interestingly enough, I cannot even find that setting at the moment on this machine, which is running Creators Update.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:59 AM

Thanks for the advise.  That is what I thought it would do.  I still have the option.  I don't think my machine which is only 2 weeks old has made that update yet.  I don't even think it has the update from last week.  I don't know why though because both my dell updates and microsoft updates state they are up to

date and none needed.  I have Dell xps 8920 which is suppose to be their newest desktop.

 

 

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:43 AM

Micro$hit still has not fixed this issue. This has been a bug for a long time and there is still no fix.  :killcomp:



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 11:31 AM

I have here three different computers and one of them has the same problem. 
To make a bit simple to restore icon layout, I use one small and simple (not needed usual installation, it is like portable) widget or program, named Reicon
It save the icon layout with one click and also restores with one click. Very useful and helps much.
You can get it from here:
  1. Site - http://www.sordum.org/8366/reicon-v1-7-restore-desktop-icon-layouts/
  2. Download link - http://sordum.org/files/restore-desktop-icon-layouts/ReIcon.zip





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