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How do you get icons to stop moving around in Windows 7?

Asked by buckyboy28 (4925 points ) January 17th, 2012

When I restart my computer, the icons on my desktop move around to random spots. If I relocate them to where they’re supposed to go, it does the same thing the next time I restart.

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I had this issue of desktop icons rearranging themselves in Windows 7 whenever I would restart or reboot and what fixed my problem was the following:

1. Right click on the desktop.

2. Choose “Personalize”.

3. On the left hand side of this control pannel, click “Change desktop icons.”

4. There was a box that was checked next to “Allow themes to change deskop icons.” When I unchecked this box and restarted my computer, all my desktop icons remained where I had them. I both shut down my computer completely and restarted my computer and after both times, all my desktop icons remained where they were.

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@flutherother Thanks! What an annoying glitch! I appreciate the help!

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