Windows 10: desktop icons won't stay in place

Discus and support desktop icons won't stay in place in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; It's not the end of the world, but since a recent Windows update my desktop icons won't stay where I put them. In addition, after my computer boots... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Nikilet, May 16, 2017.

  1. Nikilet Win User

    desktop icons won't stay in place


    It's not the end of the world, but since a recent Windows update my desktop icons won't stay where I put them.

    In addition, after my computer boots up and everything is loaded, desktop icons do not appear on their own. I have to right click/view/show desktop icons.

    These are just nuisance things, but if anyone knows how I can fix, please advise.

    :)
     
    Nikilet, May 16, 2017
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  2. Andre Da Costa, May 16, 2017
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  3. Desktop icons do not stay in place I put them

    Thank you so much Andre! This seems to have worked desktop icons won't stay in place :)

    Best regards, Melanie
     
    MelanieCheek1, May 16, 2017
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  4. dalchina New Member

    desktop icons won't stay in place

    dalchina, May 17, 2017
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  5. Nikilet Win User
    Didn't find much there except for IconRestorer, but I want to thank you for responding.
     
    Nikilet, May 17, 2017
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  6. dalchina New Member
    Scanning thru that for you:
     
    dalchina, May 17, 2017
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  7. Nikilet Win User
    If I install one of the programs listed above will my desktop icons come back. I've had to right click/view/show desktop icons since that last Windows 10 update, but came back to my computer today after being off for a while and the icons are all gone and the show desktop icons is already selected. I tried un-selecting and re-selecting but it didn't work.


    ----- I just restarted and they came back but this is getting old.

    ----- Me again. I downloaded IconRestorer and installed it and there was no icon on the desktop for it after installation. I looked in Program Files and couldn't find anything there either. Where in the heck does it install to?

    ----- And again ... It is solved.
     
    Nikilet, May 21, 2017
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  8. dalchina New Member

    desktop icons won't stay in place

    Good- but it is an odd reflection on Windows that some people still have this problem occurring, when it's been a recurrent one for years, and unfortunate a fix like this is needed.

    And sometimes 3rd party tools do offer useful solutions- or better than MS's own. (Esp. the start menu!!! *Biggrin)

    If solved, please mark it as solved (green button at the top if I recall).
     
    dalchina, May 21, 2017
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  9. Nikilet Win User
    Just wanted to come back here and thank you for the tip on IconRestorer. It's so simple and at least I don't have to rearrange all my icons all the time, since this now seems to be a constant problem. This little program is a great aid for getting things back to where they belong.
     
    Nikilet, Apr 4, 2018
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