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5JaneEleven5
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Why don't my desktop icons stay where i put them?

My laptop is an HP Pavillion DV7-3164cl, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.  My question is a simple one I am sure, but i can't figure it out.  I arrange my desktop icons to the places I want them, I turn off the computer and when I turn it back on, the icons have gone back to their columns on the left side of the screen,  How do I keep them where I want them?

Thanks for any help!  Janell

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banhien
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Re: Why don't my desktop icons stay where i put them?

Hi,

 

I think just untick the option should fix this

 

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Hope this helps

 

 

BH
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5JaneEleven5
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Re: Why don't my desktop icons stay where i put them?

Thanks for your suggestion.  I had tried that but appreciate your time in trying to help me solve this.  It actually did help.  When I went back to the box you sent a picture of, I noticed the refresh choice.  I re-arranged my icons once again, hit refresh, re-started my computer and they stayed where I had put them!!  Problem solved.

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JackGr
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Re: Why don't my desktop icons stay where i put them?

I found that just the opposite is true......if I have "Auto Arrange Icons" unchecked and "Align Icons to Grid" checked, it keeps whatever arrangement of the icons that I choose, locked in place, even after reboot.

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