Desktop Icons automatically rearranging RRS feed

  • Question

  • It seems like every time an update is run on my computer by our IT department all my icons disapper from my desktop.  If I logoff and log back on or restart they are there, but they are all rearranged.  I have a few that I need set off to the side so that I can find them quickly.  They are not shortcuts to applications so there isn't an option to pin to the taskbar or I would.  Is there any way that I can lock the desktop icons in the arrangement I want them?  I hate having to manually move them all arround every morning. 

    Thursday, December 13, 2012 3:13 PM


  • Hi,

    May I know if you are using roaming profile?

    Firstly, please ensure the Auto arrange icons settings is not enabled.

    Please also try other user accounts on the same computer and see if the issue persists.


    Nicholas Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, December 14, 2012 5:56 AM