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Old 06-12-09, 01:56 PM   #1
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Default Desktop icons moving unintentionally

If I plug my laptop (Windows Xp Sp2) into the docking station and forget to completely shutdown before hand, all my desktop icons get thrown to the top left of my screen, anyone know where windows saves this info, It'd be nice if I could backup a config file that holds the desktop icon configuration...

With my desktop PC if my icons get screwed up I just unplug my PC, if windows can't shut down properly it can;t save the desktop config and everything returns to normal, but with the laptop I haven't found a way to do an quick power down, holding the power button down turns it off fast, but Windows still has time to save the icon info....

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Old 06-12-09, 08:35 PM   #2
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Arrange by penur?

http://www.arrangebypenis.com/
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Old 06-12-09, 11:04 PM   #3
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bizarre.... but I'd just like my icons in specific points not arrange to a picture... do you use this program?
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Old 06-13-09, 12:55 PM   #4
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no but your post reminded me of the video.
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lmao. Thats a nice trick for sabotaging other people's laptops.
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Old 06-15-09, 11:00 PM   #6
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man, 80 views and no one knows how to solve this... was my description unclear?
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Old 06-16-09, 03:22 AM   #7
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Maybe it is unclear. Sounds like you practice improper shutdowns on all your PCs and wonder why things do not work...
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Old 06-16-09, 03:19 PM   #8
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Desktop icon position are stored here ->
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell \Bags\1\Desktop
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