Locking icons to desktop with windows 7 64 bit Pro

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.
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  1. 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?

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. upsetdave said:
    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.


    You can absolutely do this with Win7 64-bit

    I just upgraded to a 64-bit platform from Win7 32-bit

    Same path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies]

    Instead of "Add new DWORD value "NoSaveSettings" and set to 0" <-- DWORD is a 32-bit value

    Instead, do this:
    "Add new QWORD (64-bit value) as "NoSaveSettings" and set to 0

    I tested this shutting down and booting up using 3 monitors in all possible combinations with no icon shifting
    e.g.
    Shut down with 3 monitors, boot up with 1
    Shutdown with 3, boot up with 2
    etc...

    Works perfectly.
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