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Author Topic: windows xp how do I lock the desktop icon locations?  (Read 1055 times)

holt

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windows xp how do I lock the desktop icon locations?
« on: November 15, 2016, 02:07:12 AM »
In Windows XP, is there a way to fix all the icon locations so they won't auto-reposition themselves?

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Re: windows xp how do I lock the desktop icon locations?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 02:54:57 AM »
shareware $16 Desktop Icon Toy - "Save Desktop Icon Position, Lock Desktop Icon" - http://www.idesksoft.com/

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Re: windows xp how do I lock the desktop icon locations?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 12:15:30 PM »
It's been a while since I used XP so I don't remember exactly, but essentially just right click the desktop and uncheck the "auto-sort" desktop icons option.

This screenshot is from Windows 10, but it should be similar to this:

Auto Arrange Icons.png

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Re: windows xp how do I lock the desktop icon locations?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2016, 03:58:41 PM »

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Re: windows xp how do I lock the desktop icon locations?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2016, 06:23:28 PM »
DesktopOk   with that tool you arrange your desktop how you like and store it under a name. Re-arrange the desktop and select the name of the profile you just created and all icons are back to their preferred locations. You can even make several profiles. Very handy and freeware.

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Re: windows xp how do I lock the desktop icon locations?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2016, 02:16:07 AM »
+1 for ^ DesktopOK mentioned by Shades.  Iam pleased to see the OK company still is active; I had forgotten about it, except for Q-Dir. DesktopOK was even updated just two weeks ago!  :up:

>> DesktopOK 4.44 "Save and restore the desktop icon positions" http://www.softwareo...e=Freeware/DesktopOK <<

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Re: windows xp how do I lock the desktop icon locations?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2016, 06:33:07 PM »
DesktopOk   with that tool you arrange your desktop how you like and store it under a name. Re-arrange the desktop and select the name of the profile you just created and all icons are back to their preferred locations. You can even make several profiles. Very handy and freeware.
Thank you so much!  8)

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Re: windows xp how do I lock the desktop icon locations?
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2016, 09:32:04 AM »
I like this DesktopOK program a lot too, used it for a number of years.

Problem is .. just the last week it started to glitch out. Running Windows 10 and Desktop 4.02.

When it places a Save it shows in DesktopOK, but does not seem to really happen. Maybe a quirky permissions problem.

Steven