Arranging the desktop icons


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Guest

I have over 100 icons on my desktop, arranged just the way I want them.
Every so often, for reasons not entirely clear to me, they manage to get
jumbled up. I then have to spend considerable time rearranging them.

How can I have the computer memorize the exact layout I decide on, and go
back to that arrangement after the desktop gets screwed up, or I add or
subtract and icon, etc? Some means of recovering my icon layout that doesn't
require a full system restore.

Thanks a bunch,

Norm Strong
 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP

Hi Norm,

One of these 3rd party tools can help.

Softwarium: Restore Desktop for Windows:
http://www.softwarium.com/rdwin.html

PCWorld.com - Save My Desktop! v1.2:
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,22891,00.asp

Layout.dll review by PC Magazine:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1593475,00.asp
http://www.virtualplastic.net/html/desk_adv.html#save

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


I have over 100 icons on my desktop, arranged just the way I want them.
Every so often, for reasons not entirely clear to me, they manage to get
jumbled up. I then have to spend considerable time rearranging them.

How can I have the computer memorize the exact layout I decide on, and go
back to that arrangement after the desktop gets screwed up, or I add or
subtract and icon, etc? Some means of recovering my icon layout that doesn't
require a full system restore.

Thanks a bunch,

Norm Strong
 
G

Guest

Ramesh said:
Hi Norm,

One of these 3rd party tools can help.

Softwarium: Restore Desktop for Windows:
http://www.softwarium.com/rdwin.html

PCWorld.com - Save My Desktop! v1.2:
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,22891,00.asp

Layout.dll review by PC Magazine:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1593475,00.asp
http://www.virtualplastic.net/html/desk_adv.html#save

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com

Wonderful! I chose "Save my Desktop!" It works to perfection.

Thanks so very much Ramesh.

Norm
 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP

You're welcome Norm.

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com



Ramesh said:
Hi Norm,

One of these 3rd party tools can help.

Softwarium: Restore Desktop for Windows:
http://www.softwarium.com/rdwin.html

PCWorld.com - Save My Desktop! v1.2:
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,22891,00.asp

Layout.dll review by PC Magazine:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1593475,00.asp
http://www.virtualplastic.net/html/desk_adv.html#save

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com

Wonderful! I chose "Save my Desktop!" It works to perfection.

Thanks so very much Ramesh.

Norm
 

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