Desktop icons

  Peter1933 19:29 06 Mar 2008

I use the classic start menu with my Vista and have always been able to arrange the icons I generate in alphabetical order, sometimes having to create a short cut to achieve this.

Since I did a complete system recovery I now have two alphabetical lists, with no logical reason as to which program icon will appear in which list

Nothing I do is able to combine them into one list.

What am I doing wrong ??


  tufti 08:44 07 Mar 2008

If I read you correctly I think you are trying to arrange your icons on the desktop?
If so right click on the desktop and you will see various options to align icons to a grid etc.
Sorry if this is not what you're after.

  Peter1933 10:39 07 Mar 2008

Sorry Tufti, if only it was that simple. I have been through and through the right click options.

Thanks anyway

  Jim_F 12:44 09 Mar 2008

Hi Peter,

Is one list in c:\Users\yourname\Desktop
and another in c:\Users\All Users\Desktop ?

I think Vista gets confused if you switch between personalised and common Taskbar and Start Menu properties - especially either side of a system recovery and you would need to merge the lists to one list at either location.

  Peter1933 13:08 09 Mar 2008

You solved it they were split between the two Desktops.

Thank you

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