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I have a user whose desktop icons keeps getting rearranged every time she logs in.
I know I have seen the icons rearrange in the past on other computers when the screen resolution changes, for example, if you have your icons arranged, but then you need to go into safe mode. Then when you reboot, all the icons are all lined up, auto arranged by windows.
I thought maybe it could be a group policy that doesn't let her save changes to the desktop, but she says that it didn't used to do this
So lastly I thought I would look at the desktop.ini but didn't know if that would help. also, is there a way to save it and maybe put it in the start up folder so it is sure to load each time you log into windows?
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by:JeffBeall
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by the way, I can't find the desktop.ini file for this user, so I looked at my test xp box and can't find it there either
am I too used to win7 and winXP didn't have a desktop.ini file?
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Hello.
Does your user connects to the computer thought remote desktop from a device with smaller resolution?  That could also be a cause
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JeffBeall--
Concerning rearrangement, a right click on Desktop and then left click on View| "Align Icons to Grid" should fix things.
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maybe this helps :  http://www.windows7taskforce.com/view/1768

it cna be a broken profile also - so test with an other user account
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thanks for the help
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JeffBeall--You are welcome.  Was there a fix?
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