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September 12, 2005 2:04:56 AM

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Just Done A KB Article..! i Wish they would warn ya.

Display Resolution changed & Icons/positions up the creek..!
Not the end of the world I hear you cry, but damn disappointing.

sorry for going on.

Is it possible to store Icon positions/ resolution etc. to be re-instated in
case such a thing happens again (Without warning).
TIA

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Anonymous
September 12, 2005 2:04:57 AM

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Andrew wrote:
> Just Done A KB Article..! i Wish they would warn ya.
>
> Display Resolution changed & Icons/positions up the creek..!
> Not the end of the world I hear you cry, but damn disappointing.
>
> sorry for going on.
>
> Is it possible to store Icon positions/ resolution etc. to be
> re-instated in case such a thing happens again (Without warning).

Not without using a third party application designed to remomber your icon
positions - some video card drivers have this feature.

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Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
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Anonymous
September 12, 2005 2:04:57 AM

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Desktop Layout is saved here...

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\1\Desktop

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:eEyi5RxtFHA.1284@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
Andrew <NoToSPAM@home> hunted and pecked:
> Just Done A KB Article..! i Wish they would warn ya.
>
> Display Resolution changed & Icons/positions up the creek..!
> Not the end of the world I hear you cry, but damn disappointing.
>
> sorry for going on.
>
> Is it possible to store Icon positions/ resolution etc. to be re-instated
> in case such a thing happens again (Without warning).
> TIA
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September 12, 2005 2:27:17 AM

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Cool, perhaps there is a file/registry setting that you can point me in the
direction of so that I can write my own..?
Thanx, Shenan
A.


"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
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| Andrew wrote:
| > Just Done A KB Article..! i Wish they would warn ya.
| >
| > Display Resolution changed & Icons/positions up the creek..!
| > Not the end of the world I hear you cry, but damn disappointing.
| >
| > sorry for going on.
| >
| > Is it possible to store Icon positions/ resolution etc. to be
| > re-instated in case such a thing happens again (Without warning).
|
| Not without using a third party application designed to remomber your icon
| positions - some video card drivers have this feature.
|
| --
| Shenan Stanley
| MS-MVP
| --
| How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
| http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
|
|
September 13, 2005 8:08:15 PM

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"Andrew" <NoToSPAM@home> wrote in message
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> Just Done A KB Article..! i Wish they would warn ya.
>
> Display Resolution changed & Icons/positions up the creek..!
> Not the end of the world I hear you cry, but damn disappointing.
>
> sorry for going on.
>
> Is it possible to store Icon positions/ resolution etc. to be re-instated
> in
> case such a thing happens again (Without warning).
> TIA
>
>

Try this for saving and restoring position of icons:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Line 188 right side
Add Save and Restore Desktop Layout to Menu
September 13, 2005 11:01:54 PM

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Thankyou wes, had a preliminary figit with Reg, i.e. export key, move a few
icons around desktop, then re-merge exported.
no-difference even on desktop refresh. will try a few other things and keep
you up to date.
A.

"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
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| Desktop Layout is saved here...
|
| HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\1\Desktop
|
| --
| Hope this helps. Let us know.
|
| Wes
| MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
|
| In news:eEyi5RxtFHA.1284@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
| Andrew <NoToSPAM@home> hunted and pecked:
| > Just Done A KB Article..! i Wish they would warn ya.
| >
| > Display Resolution changed & Icons/positions up the creek..!
| > Not the end of the world I hear you cry, but damn disappointing.
| >
| > sorry for going on.
| >
| > Is it possible to store Icon positions/ resolution etc. to be
re-instated
| > in case such a thing happens again (Without warning).
| > TIA
September 14, 2005 10:07:11 PM

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Thanks Edwin, Great Script, Works Fine, Thx.
shouldnt have that problem again.

"Edwin" <Unknown@any.internet.com> wrote in message
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|
| "Andrew" <NoToSPAM@home> wrote in message
| news:eEyi5RxtFHA.1284@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| > Just Done A KB Article..! i Wish they would warn ya.
| >
| > Display Resolution changed & Icons/positions up the creek..!
| > Not the end of the world I hear you cry, but damn disappointing.
| >
| > sorry for going on.
| >
| > Is it possible to store Icon positions/ resolution etc. to be
re-instated
| > in
| > case such a thing happens again (Without warning).
| > TIA
| >
| Try this for saving and restoring position of icons:
| http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
| Line 188 right side
| Add Save and Restore Desktop Layout to Menu
September 14, 2005 10:07:12 PM

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You're welcome.
Thanks for feedback.

"Andrew" <NoToSPAM@home> wrote in message
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> Thanks Edwin, Great Script, Works Fine, Thx.
> shouldnt have that problem again.
>
> "Edwin" <Unknown@any.internet.com> wrote in message
> news:eCuPr7JuFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> |
> | "Andrew" <NoToSPAM@home> wrote in message
> | news:eEyi5RxtFHA.1284@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> | > Just Done A KB Article..! i Wish they would warn ya.
> | >
> | > Display Resolution changed & Icons/positions up the creek..!
> | > Not the end of the world I hear you cry, but damn disappointing.
> | >
> | > sorry for going on.
> | >
> | > Is it possible to store Icon positions/ resolution etc. to be
> re-instated
> | > in
> | > case such a thing happens again (Without warning).
> | > TIA
> | >
> | Try this for saving and restoring position of icons:
> | http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
> | Line 188 right side
> | Add Save and Restore Desktop Layout to Menu
>
>
April 25, 2007 8:32:24 PM

Did a Google search on this topic and found this thread. I grabbed the zip file from kellys-korner, ran the vbs script successfully, but its not working for me. I have the two options on my desktop context menu, but the restore option does not work.

Anyone know if this works on XP Pro SP2? If not, any other ideas how to save/restore desktop icons positions?

Thanks!
!