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Migrating desktop icons.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Frank Martin, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Flightless Bird

    My WindowsXP icons tend to move about on the screen, and
    since I have so many they can be hard to find.

    How can I stop this happening, and/or can I save/restore
    their original positions?

    Please help,
    Desperate
    Frank
     
  2. John Inzer

    John Inzer Flightless Bird

    Frank Martin wrote:
    > My WindowsXP icons tend to move about on the screen, and
    > since I have so many they can be hard to find.
    >
    > How can I stop this happening, and/or can I save/restore
    > their original positions?
    >
    > Please help,
    > Desperate
    > Frank

    ================================
    Try right clicking the desktop and choose...
    Arrange Icons By...try the different settings
    to achieve what you want.

    --

    J. Inzer MS-MVP
    Digital Media Experience

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
     
  3. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Flightless Bird

    Thanks, but I have my own special arrangements of icons. It
    is this arrangement I want to preserve.
    Frank


    "John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.zyx> wrote in message
    news:uVxy42LuKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Frank Martin wrote:
    >> My WindowsXP icons tend to move about on the screen, and
    >> since I have so many they can be hard to find.
    >>
    >> How can I stop this happening, and/or can I save/restore
    >> their original positions?
    >>
    >> Please help,
    >> Desperate
    >> Frank

    > ================================
    > Try right clicking the desktop and choose...
    > Arrange Icons By...try the different settings
    > to achieve what you want.
    >
    > --
    >
    > J. Inzer MS-MVP
    > Digital Media Experience
    >
    > Notice
    > This is not tech support
    > I am a volunteer
    >
    > Solutions that work for
    > me may not work for you
    >
    > Proceed at your own risk
    >
     
  4. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Frank Martin wrote:
    > My WindowsXP icons tend to move about on the screen, and
    > since I have so many they can be hard to find.
    >
    > How can I stop this happening, and/or can I save/restore
    > their original positions?


    Third party application made to save and restore icon positions (use
    Google.)

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
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  5. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    There are numerous icon save/restore position apps available, just google

    "Frank Martin" <fm@general.com.au> wrote in message
    news:evRzuyMuKHA.4220@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Thanks, but I have my own special arrangements of icons. It is this
    > arrangement I want to preserve.
    > Frank
    >
    >
    > "John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.zyx> wrote in message
    > news:uVxy42LuKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Frank Martin wrote:
    >>> My WindowsXP icons tend to move about on the screen, and
    >>> since I have so many they can be hard to find.
    >>>
    >>> How can I stop this happening, and/or can I save/restore
    >>> their original positions?
    >>>
    >>> Please help,
    >>> Desperate
    >>> Frank

    >> ================================
    >> Try right clicking the desktop and choose...
    >> Arrange Icons By...try the different settings
    >> to achieve what you want.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> J. Inzer MS-MVP
    >> Digital Media Experience
    >>
    >> Notice
    >> This is not tech support
    >> I am a volunteer
    >>
    >> Solutions that work for
    >> me may not work for you
    >>
    >> Proceed at your own risk
    >>

    >
    >
     
  6. John Inzer

    John Inzer Flightless Bird

    Frank Martin wrote:
    > Thanks, but I have my own special arrangements of icons. It
    > is this arrangement I want to preserve.
    > Frank

    =================================
    I understand that but if you expect the icons
    to stay put you have to select certain options.

    Personally...I have the following options
    selected and the icons never move unless
    I drag them into a different position.

    Name
    Size
    * Type
    Modified
    ---------------------------
    Show in Groups
    * Auto Arrange
    * Align to grid
    ---------------------------
    * Show Desktop Icons
    Lock Web Items on Desktop
    Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard

    And...FWIW...maybe the following
    article would be worth a look:

    Save and Restore Desktop Icon
    Layout in Windows Vista / XP
    http://tinyurl.com/ykb3yoh
    or.....
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/save-and-restore-desktop-icon-layout-in-windows-vista/

    --

    J. Inzer MS-MVP
    Digital Media Experience

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
     
  7. Sardine

    Sardine Flightless Bird

    Frank Martin wrote:
    > My WindowsXP icons tend to move about on the screen, and
    > since I have so many they can be hard to find.
    >
    > How can I stop this happening, and/or can I save/restore
    > their original positions?
    >
    > Please help,
    > Desperate
    > Frank
    >
    >


    Frank:

    If you value the custom placing of icons, do NOT upgrade to windows 7.
    It has one, and only one, way to arrange icons. This is truly a pain in
    the arss and has many people crying.

    Sardine
     
  8. John Inzer

    John Inzer Flightless Bird

    Re: *UPDATE*Migrating desktop icons.

    FWIW...I just tried the download:

    *Save and Restore Desktop Icon*
    *Layout in Windows Vista / XP*

    Forget it...doesn't work.

    Sorry for the confusion.

    --

    J. Inzer MS-MVP
    Digital Media Experience

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
    =====================================

    > Frank Martin wrote:
    >> Thanks, but I have my own special arrangements of icons. It
    >> is this arrangement I want to preserve.
    >> Frank

    > =================================
    > I understand that but if you expect the icons
    > to stay put you have to select certain options.
    >
    > Personally...I have the following options
    > selected and the icons never move unless
    > I drag them into a different position.
    >
    > Name
    > Size
    > * Type
    > Modified
    > ---------------------------
    > Show in Groups
    > * Auto Arrange
    > * Align to grid
    > ---------------------------
    > * Show Desktop Icons
    > Lock Web Items on Desktop
    > Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard
    >
    > And...FWIW...maybe the following
    > article would be worth a look:
    >
    > Save and Restore Desktop Icon
    > Layout in Windows Vista / XP
    > http://tinyurl.com/ykb3yoh
    > or.....
    > http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/save-and-restore-desktop-icon-layout-in-windows-vista/
     
  9. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Sardine wrote:
    > If you value the custom placing of icons, do NOT upgrade to windows
    > 7. It has one, and only one, way to arrange icons. This is truly a
    > pain in the arss and has many people crying.


    .... Wha? ...

    This:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/save-and-restore-desktop-icon-layout-in-windows-vista/

    (Works in Windows 7)

    And/or

    http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/

    (I actually have both, just in case one failed - plus I use Multiple
    monitors and have always liked UltraMon.)

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  10. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    Frank Martin wrote:
    > My WindowsXP icons tend to move about on the screen, and
    > since I have so many they can be hard to find.
    >
    > How can I stop this happening, and/or can I save/restore
    > their original positions?


    The simplest solution is to simply not fill the desktop with a plethora of
    icons. Use the desktop as you would a real one...for items upon which you
    are currently working. For easy access to the other icons you now have on
    the desktop, make one or more toolbars and put the icons in them.


    --

    dadiOH
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    Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
     
  11. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Flightless Bird

    "Frank Martin" <fm@general.com.au> wrote in message
    news:%23m3rzuLuKHA.5008@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > My WindowsXP icons tend to move about on the screen, and
    > since I have so many they can be hard to find.
    >
    > How can I stop this happening, and/or can I save/restore
    > their original positions?
    >
    > Please help,
    > Desperate
    > Frank


    Thanks to all.

    I'm checking out
    http://www.watchingthenet.com/restore-desktop-icon-layout-when-windows-changes-lauout.html
     

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