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Locking icons to desktop with windows 7 64 bit Pro

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February 23, 2011 1:15:14 PM

I've asked this question before but haven't read a solution. Seems it a common problem. And yes, the auto arrange on the desktop is unchecked.
a c 370 $ Windows 7
February 23, 2011 2:24:34 PM

What are you trying to do? Not have them move around when you move them? Keep them from being deleted? Have them restore their positions when you reboot?


Create Key "Explorer" if it's not there.

Add new DWORD value "NoSaveSettings" and set to 0

There are also some 3rd party tools to save icon locations.
February 23, 2011 7:48:33 PM

I like to arrange my Icons on the desktop in the order I want them. Been doing it for ten years. When I go to the desktop it's quick to find what I want. Now since I bought windows 7 64 bit Pro, everytime I reboot or restart or after an update that requires a reboot, windows rearranges the Icons the way they want them. There has to be a way to do this.
March 5, 2011 3:52:48 AM

Seems there is no provision within Windows 7 64 bit Pro software to correct the problem. Suggestions to tweak the software are not what most users want to hear or even try. It should be a check or uncheck function to do this.
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