Desktop icons on the move!

  cocteau48 14:23 21 Jan 2007

Out of the blue my desktop icons are re-arranging themselves at every reboot.I have downloaded a Layout .dll file which,right clicking the recycle bin,lets me save and restore the desired layout,but it is yet another unnecessary click. I thought that there was a function within Windows that lets you lock the icons in place but I cannot remember how to do it.
Any ideas please.

  powerless 14:28 21 Jan 2007

Which version of Windows?

  SANTOS7 14:29 21 Jan 2007

To lock your desktop icons into place, first arrange it carefully the way you want it to be, then open up the registry editor. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer. Right-click in the right pane and select New, DWORD Value name NoSaveSettings and press the Enter key. Right-click on the new NoSaveSettings item and select Modify. Enter 1 in the Value data box. After this, whenever you restart Windows, your settings will return to their current state.

  cocteau48 15:09 21 Jan 2007

Thanks for the input but please excuse my confusion.
When I get to "DWORD value" if right or left click on it I get an entry into the registry which reads:
(New value#1)
Where do I go from there please?
By the way it is XP.

  SANTOS7 15:17 21 Jan 2007

to the pub!!!
or leave value as 1, close all pages back to your desktop,job done..

  cocteau48 15:42 21 Jan 2007

No pub for me!
That does not appear to do the trick.

  SANTOS7 15:49 21 Jan 2007

Right click desktop select, arrange icons by,select lock web items on desktop..

  cocteau48 16:12 21 Jan 2007

No joy there either.
I have even removed the Layout.dll file in case that was causing some sort of conflict but to no avail.
Might have to just live with this one.

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