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"You can also simply right-click the Desktop & click refresh. This saves the icon positions (at least it does on XP).

Move an icon
Kill explorer (& restart it, if it don't auto-restart)
Notice icon moves back (because it wasn't saved)
Move icon again
Right-click on the Desktop -> click Refresh
Kill explorer
Notice icon doesn't move back (since this time it was saved before killing explorer)

edited Dec 10 '12 at 7:11
Sathya ♦ answered Aug 30 '12 at 20:19"


"Jelle Geerts Aug 31 '12 at 15:07

A way to force Windows to save desktop icon positions without using third-party utilities:

Open Notepad and enter some text, so that if you were to close it, it would show a confirmation dialog.
Attempt to log off.
Notepad (and possibly other applications) will ask you whether you want to save changes.
Click Cancel. This will prevent Windows from logging off.
The desktop icon positions are now saved. It happens because it's one of the things that Windows does when logging off, and it happens before actually logging off.

This may be helpful when you have just tidied up your desktop, because if Windows Explorer crashes, modifications to the desktop icon positions are lost.

answered Aug 27 '12 at 10:20

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"DesktopOK 3.55

Suitable for Microsoft Windows : Servers 2000/2003/2005 Win 98/XP/Vista and Windows-7 plus Windows-8 x64/x86

Save and restore the positions of icons.
DesktopOK is a small but effective solution for user that have to change the screen resolution often.

# Features:
# Save your favorite icon locations for each screen resolution.
# Each user can then have his own arrangement.
# Automatically hide and display desktop icons
# Minimises to tray area for easy access.
# Easily minimize all of the windows on your screen
# Launch at Windows startup.
# Autosave
# Multilingual
# Portable

# Operating systems:

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 98

# Installation:
DesktopOK does not have to be installed and can be executed easily from the desktop, and can be carried on a small usb-stick or other memory device. Start the program. The first time that you use it the program it will present you with a license screen. The program is free and the license info is only displayed the first time (per PC). "

IF you start the program and it turns out to be in German, follow these steps to get them English again:
Menu: DesktopOK > Sprache > English



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Re: Save Windows 8 Desktop Icon Layout: with(out) free tool
« Reply #1 on: 21. April 2013., 18:41:48 »
Oh yeah,  :up:

This is good little free utility. Also it working as well. I have used it already long time.
I recommend it for all who like to keep his workbench's as fine order and its icon's to position where you want! ;D


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