My desktop icons are auto arranging on boot

Shark974

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They used to stay where I put them. I recently had some encounter with a trojan/virus, which seems to be cleaned off now.

But all my desktop icons that used to stay where I put them now rearrange in rows to the left on reboot. Everything else seems ok about the system that I can tell.

You can right click the desktop and under "view" check "auto arrange icons". Which should cause exactly this behavior. Problem is, it's simply not checked.

Any ideas?
 

Seithennin

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Jul 30, 2008
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It may be a registry error, try the instructions at this link (these instructions are for windows xp) what os are you using?

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/34274-45-desktop-icons-auto-arranging

you may also want to read this link, as this issue could also be because of the virus you had.. there is a link near the bottom of the post for a fix to correct the icon problem.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/everytime-i-refresh-my-desktop-the-icons-auto/f6ce434c-be50-496f-a07d-14f72bc16fb5?msgId=18f45e39-4118-459f-baa2-7130941ee02a
 
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