Windows 10: Why are my desktop icons rearranging themselves?

Discus and support Why are my desktop icons rearranging themselves? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Ever since the most recent major Windows 10 update I guess a couple months ago?, every time I log in to my PC, a select few of my desktop icons get... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by MrWalrus295, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. Why are my desktop icons rearranging themselves?


    Ever since the most recent major Windows 10 update I guess a couple months ago?, every time I log in to my PC, a select few of my desktop icons get moved to a certain place. I have a dual monitor setup, one is plugged into my GPU, the other is plugged to the motherboard. If I move them back to where they were and right click to do sort by name, they sort properly and stay in the same spot I put them. But if I choose "refresh," they move back to the spot they were upon login. If I shut down and reboot, they move to that same weird spot.


    View is set to Small Icons, Auto Arrange is OFF, Align to Grid is ON, Show Icons is also checked. I have them sorted by Name.


    I figured the problem would have sorted itself out after the first patch update. But I think I've had to update my PC at least twice since the major update and still have the same issue. It isn't like a huge deal or anything, just annoying. It only happens to the exact same 4 icons. One is a text file, another is a PDF, and the other 2 are folders. I just don't get it.

    :)
     
    MrWalrus295, Dec 2, 2020
    #1

  2. Desktop icons rearrange at random

    Hi,

    In order for us to find out what causes your screen to go blank and rearrange the desktop icons, we would like to gather more information:

    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?
    • Have you made any recent changes to your computer prior to this issue?
    • When did you start experiencing this issue?

    Regards.
     
    Dennis Mop, Dec 2, 2020
    #2
  3. Icons rearrangement

    Hi Amin,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    Please try below steps and check if it helps to stop rearranging desktop icon automatically.

    • Right click on desktop, click on View.
    • Uncheck Auto arrange icons.

    For issue related Start menu check if it has set for full screen try to Off it.

    • Go to Settings.
    • Click on Personalization.
    • Click on Start, turn Off Use Start full screen.

    Hope this helps. Please reply if you need further assistance.

    Thank you.












     
    Vardhaman Shetti, Dec 2, 2020
    #3
  4. Why are my desktop icons rearranging themselves?

    Desktop icon rearrangement on sreen rotate/unrotate

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    We would be glad to help you with the issue you are facing today. I understand the difficulty with the problem.

    Method: 1

    Please try below steps and check if it helps to stop rearranging desktop icon automatically.

    • Right click on desktop, click on View.
    • Uncheck Auto arrange icons.
    Hope this helps, if the issue persists do get back to us we will be glad to help you.

    Thank you.
     
    Mohammed AliAli, Dec 2, 2020
    #4
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