Arrange icons in groups - (Restore Icon utility?)

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi,

I need a way to arrange my desktop icons in groups. For example, icons for
financial software, multimedia, business files, graphics programs, etc. in
separate groups. Simply arranging them in Windows XP is not the solution,
since XP keeps re-arranging them whenever I change screen resolution or
other properties.

I found references to a utility named Restore Icons (restore_icons.exe), but
they all point to a URL that does not work.

Does anyone know of a way to arrange icons in groups that will not be
over-ridden by XP or a simple utility for accomplishing this?

Thank you.

Orrie
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Hi,

    One suggestion.

    create folders on the desktop for each group.
    then put all the short cuts in that folder.
    so only the folders will be arranged by name when u do anything on the
    desktop and this wil not affect the short cuts in that folder.

    Regards
    M. Rajesh
    ..Net and Windows Shell MVP
    www.winxpsolution.com

    "Orrie" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I need a way to arrange my desktop icons in groups. For example, icons for
    > financial software, multimedia, business files, graphics programs, etc. in
    > separate groups. Simply arranging them in Windows XP is not the solution,
    > since XP keeps re-arranging them whenever I change screen resolution or
    > other properties.
    >
    > I found references to a utility named Restore Icons (restore_icons.exe), but
    > they all point to a URL that does not work.
    >
    > Does anyone know of a way to arrange icons in groups that will not be
    > over-ridden by XP or a simple utility for accomplishing this?
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > Orrie
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Hi, try Icon Keeper Deluxe.
    http://www.enterra-soft.com

    Profile creation and changes require minimum activity from the User
    with only a few mouse clicks. Shifting between profiles is also
    reduced to a couple of clicks. The User can create profiles by any
    condition arranging icons for example by type (Office applications,
    Graphics, Software Development, Games etc).

    Software Features:
    * Keeping of icons positions on desktop
    * Provides for several sets of icons on the desktop
    * Stores icons sets and their positions in named profiles
    * Easy profile management (create, edit, save, save as, delete)
    * Instant switch back and forth between profiles (couple of mouse
    clicks)
    * Fast restoration of icons positions when icons are "shuffled"
    * Fast restoration of startup layout
    * Support for different resolution layouts
    * Fast access to all of the functions via the desktop context menu
    (integrated at installation)
    * Doesn't load the memory & CPU while active
    * Supports Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/
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