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Old 07-28-2011, 03:11 PM
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Another computer question

This is driving me nut's. On my PC Vista and on my laptop Windows 7 the icons never stay in the same place when i restart or the computer goes to sleep.I do not have auto arrange checked. No Save Setting is set at ooooo I am at a loss here. HELP
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:11 PM
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I suspect every operating system that has ever been invented has annoying quirks. You've encountered one here. The best solution I have found is a little modification to save the desktop icon layout. You can find it here -

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/save-and-restore-desktop-icon-layout/
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:01 PM
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I suspect every operating system that has ever been invented has annoying quirks. You've encountered one here. The best solution I have found is a little modification to save the desktop icon layout. You can find it here -

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/save-and-restore-desktop-icon-layout/
I tried to download this file,but for some reason i got lost. I am a techno idiot so can you please explain what to do. I got it into a folder which said layout.dell then i got lost.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:08 PM
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I tried to download this file,but for some reason i got lost. I am a techno idiot so can you please explain what to do. I got it into a folder which said layout.dell then i got lost.
Should the file name be 7-zip 9.20?
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:17 PM
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I'm using Windows.

I right click on the link and chose the Save as ...

To make it easy let's save it to the C; drive.

Now go t My Computer and click on the C Drive.

Look and see the file called layout.zip.

Because it is so small if you just double-click on it you'll see 3 files.

You need to copy (or move) the file layout.dll to a new directory. The location is the - C:\Windows\System32 folder.

Then -->

Right-click LAYOUT.REG and choose Merge. Click Yes when asked for confirmation.

Now arrange the Desktop how you want it. Then take your mouse, put it on an empty part of the Desktop and hit the right Mouse button. A Save Desktop Layout choice is offered. Click it.

In the future if your Desktop changes put your Mouse on an empty spot on the Desktop, hit right button and chose to Restore Desktop Layout.

Take care.

PS If you can replace Vista with Win 7 you'll be happier.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:36 PM
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I'm using Windows.

I right click on the link and chose the Save as ...

To make it easy let's save it to the C; drive.

Now go t My Computer and click on the C Drive.

Look and see the file called layout.zip.

Because it is so small if you just double-click on it you'll see 3 files.

You need to copy (or move) the file layout.dll to a new directory. The location is the - C:\Windows\System32 folder.

Then -->

Right-click LAYOUT.REG and choose Merge. Click Yes when asked for confirmation.

Now arrange the Desktop how you want it. Then take your mouse, put it on an empty part of the Desktop and hit the right Mouse button. A Save Desktop Layout choice is offered. Click it.

In the future if your Desktop changes put your Mouse on an empty spot on the Desktop, hit right button and chose to Restore Desktop Layout.

Take care.

PS If you can replace Vista with Win 7 you'll be happier.
Thanks for the Info.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:05 PM
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Glad it helped.
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