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Icon re-arranging themselves after restart?

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Icon re-arranging themselves after restart?

    Hi, This has really been annoying me, thought I would come here for help

    Ok, so what happens is I have my icons arranged nicely how i want them, programs on the left, folders on the right.
    Now, whenever I restart my computer 2-5 icons decide to be the only ones to show up. (They show up on the left)
    When I move one of these icons anywhere, all of my other programs appear, but everything is shifter over 1 to the right. There are a vertical row of programs on the right, where my folders usually would be.
    Here is an imgur album to help you get a better understanding.
    Computer being weird - Imgur

    I have been connecting it to another monitor, and after the first time I did that this happened first.
    Specs: Toshiba Sattelite running Windows 8.1

    EDIT: I think i fixed it. I just unchecked allow themes to change icons form the themes menu

    Desktop Icons - Allow or Prevent Themes to Change - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Last edited by Brink; 28 Nov 2013 at 11:56. Reason: added tutorial link for more info

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2,071
    Windows 8.0 x64

    Thanks for posting the solution.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Icon re-arranging themselves after restart?

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