Desk top icons have shifted position

  Yimbo 14:35 01 Dec 2018

All my desktop icons (shortcuts) of which I have many, have suddenly shifted to the right hand side of the screen - all lumped together, whereas before I had them displayed in relevant groupings for convenient use. How can I get back to the previous desktop arrangement? I suppose I could drag each one back, but that would be a lengthy process. Is there an easier way? And what has caused this issue? I'd appreciate any assistance.

  Flat Earther 15:02 01 Dec 2018

"what has caused this issue?"

Have had a similar issue after running an old game that forced a low resolution, it also messed up the set size of windows for browser and file explorer etc.

  MJS WARLORD 16:28 01 Dec 2018

hi yimbo , flat earther is right I now only use older games or 1980's remakes on my spare pc because I have had all the things happen that he mentioned. I even had one game change ALL the icon pictures to that of the game. Once you have got your desktop looking how you want it take a print screen of the layout (and print it) In case it happens again then it will be easier to re-arrange them back to how you had them.

  Yimbo 16:55 01 Dec 2018

Thanks folks! Does what you're saying mean that dragging the icons back, one by one, is the only solution?

  Flat Earther 17:20 01 Dec 2018

Depends, open Explorer and right click on Desktop and try "Restore previous versions"

No options there for me as I don't have system restore enabled, I use Acronis Images to restore from.

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