Any way to restore desktop icons to original layout?

Whenever upgrading nVidia drivers, they resize the desktop causing all icons to sort themselves neatly from upper left.

My father's computer has around 100 icons on his desktop, and needs them sorted the way he needs them.

Is there anywhere in windows that remembers desktop icon locations prior to a vid driver update?
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ppainterAsked:
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DoTheDEW335Commented:
Did you already take off the Auto-Arrange ? (Right click desktop > Arrange Icons By > Take checkmark off Auto Arrange)
ppainterAuthor Commented:
Well, its my father's computer, and my younger brother had already done the damage.  I'll have to drive over to the computer this weekend to check, but I don't imagine that will help after the fact.
DVation191Commented:
DoTheDEW335,
I use this for that exact reason:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Icon-Restore.shtml


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ppainterAuthor Commented:
Interesting solution for the future.  Does this mean there is no solution to save my bro's a55?

You see, this keeps happening where my bro updates my dad's computer and each time he gets really upset.  Kinda made a big ultimatum, and shit's gonna hit the fan when he gets back home.  So while that app is a good solution for the future, I kinda need to save a life here.
DVation191Commented:
Windows doesn't save the icon layout, that's why the 3rd party utility was made. At this point I don't think you can restore that layout...but if you convince your dad that this is the last time he'll have to rearrange his icons, maybe it won't be so bad. =)
Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi ppainter,

No way to restore an icon layout with windows     DVations tools seems good

only thing that i can think of and that i hate to even suggest as i dont agree with the use of it is a restoration to a system restore point....

Cheers!
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