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    Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    I have recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 7. Since then, I am having issue with the position of desktop icons. Is there any way available to lock the icons in a particular position?



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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    Change the view settings of desktop icons and see whether it resolves the issue. Select an empty area in desktop and right click on it. You can then find a menu on the screen. Locate ‘View’ option from that menu. Click on that option afterwards so that you can find another menu. Navigate through that menu and find out both ‘Auto Arrange’ and ‘Align to Grid’ options. Clear off the checkbox next to these options.

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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    Hi,

    Use the following option to solve your problem.

    Click on an empty space on your Desktop, in the provided menu click,

    VIEW > AUTO ARRANGE > also ALIGN ICONS TO GRID.

    This will allign , arrange and open after closing, with the exact formation of Icons as you will set it to be in Windows.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    Hello

    To change or manage Desktop icon position Windows 7 have option for doing this you just need to follow some steps like..

    >>Right click anywhere on the Desktop screen.
    >>After clicking you will see the View option you just need to move mouse pointer on it.
    >>After selecting view option you will see the icon management option just right of the view.
    >>Select one of three available option (Large icon, Medium icon and Small icon) that you want to.
    >>Just below of Small icon you will see the four arranging icon option just checked them depend your choice what you want to like.

    Your desktop icon will arranged after doing this...

    good luck

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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I have recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 7. Since then, I am having issue with the position of desktop icons. Is there any way available to lock the icons in a particular position?
    HELLO DEAR,

    Dear if you want to lock the desktop icon in correct position in window 7 then dear it is very easy task you have to change the view setting of you computer desktop so to do this follow the below suggested steps:-

    >> Dear right click on the computer screen and then a drop down list appears there dear you find the view option in the list.


    >> Dear choose the view option again a sub menu appears on the screen and in this sub menu you will get the different arranging options so dear choose one option as you desire .

    I THINK YOUR PROBLEM IS SOLVED.

    GOOD LUCK,

    HAVE A NICE DAY.
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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    Hi friend,

    Here are the steps you need to follow in order to make your problem solved:-

    1. Right click on the Empty Space on your Desktop.

    2. Then Highlight Desktop icons.

    3. Then after place a check on "LOCK ICONS IN PLACE".

    4. Un check "AUTO-ARRANGE".


    Hope i have helped you in getting relevant information.

    All the best

    Thanking you....

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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    [QUOTE=window;116968][I][B]Hi friend,
    Here are the steps you need to follow in order to make your problem solved:-
    [COLOR=#800080]1. Right click on the Empty Space on your Desktop.
    2. Then Highlight Desktop icons.
    3. Then after place a check on "LOCK ICONS IN PLACE".
    4. Un check "AUTO-ARRANGE [/QUOTE=window;116968]
    ==================================
    In Win7 There's just one little problem with these instructions:
    1. Right click on the Empty Space on your Desktop. Yes, that brings up a menu.
    2. Then Highlight Desktop icons. "Desktop Icons" is NOT anywhere in that menu.
    3. Then after place a check on "LOCK ICONS IN PLACE". "LOCK ICONS IN PLACE" is NOT anywhere in that menu.
    4. Un check "AUTO-ARRANGE". Yes, that choice is there, in a sub-menu under "view".
    Now What ? ? ?

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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    Its very simple, ( windows 7)
    1. Right click on your desktop.
    2. Select view option.
    3. Then select on auto arrange icons option.
    Then yours i cons will arrange at fixed places.

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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    Hi..

    The steps are given below just have a look at them :

    >> Right click on the empty space of your desktop

    >> Select Auto Arrange of icons

    and align them to GRID .

    Refresh once .

    and they will be placed in the Correct position .


    Thank you..

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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    Hi dear friend...................

    There are two ways to ... lock the Desktop Icons

    METHOD1: (automatically )

    That is by using the Third party Tool called ICON LOCK 1.1

    Simply download the software from the internet .... usually which is to be downloaded in the form of ZIP....so, extract it ....and install it

    then run the tool and follow the instructions

    METHOD2: (Manually)

    simply right click on Empty desktop....

    and point VIEW option........then select Align to Grid , Auto Arrange Icons options .....from the pop up

    after that the positions of the Icons will be locked

    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    Hello Friend,

    Just Follow Some Steps Are :

    >> Firstly You Need To Come On The Desktop
    >> Than Right Click On The Desktop
    >> And Choose The View As Option
    >> Than Select And Click On The Auto Arranging Icon Option
    >> Than All The Icons Are Arranged Automatically Which Are Not Arranged.

    I Hope That Info Is Usefully

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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    Hello friend,

    Solution is Below:

    >>Right Click on the Empty Space on your Desktop

    >>click on the View

    >>Select AUTO ARRANGE

    >>Click on the Align Icons To Grid.

    This will arrange ICONS as you want to.....

    Best Of Luck!

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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    Hello
    Dear Friend……………………….
    ………….……..Please follow these steps for removing this problem I hope these steps will help you ………...
    ................................At first turn your laptop
    ................................... under right click properties window open
    ...................................here you will get more options
    ..........................................now go to graphic option
    ................................................he re display panel fit, rotation display options
    ...................................... then go to auto arrange option
    .................................under click on auto arrange all icon automatic arrange in correct position
    I hope these steps will provide a help for getting solution of this problem
    …………………..thank you friend……………..


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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7:

    • First of all right click аnуwhеrе on thе Desktop screen.
    • Now уou wіll ѕее thе View option and move mouse pointer on it.
    • Then уou wіll ѕее thе icon management option јuѕt rіght of thе view.
    • Chooset one of thrее аvаіlаblе options -Large icon, Medium icon аnd Small icon
    • Under Small icon уou wіll ѕее thе four arranging icon options,
    • Check thеm depending уour choice whаt уou wаnt.

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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7:

    • First of all open the desktop
    • After this right click on the desktop
    • Now choose the “view” option
    • After this select and click on the “auto arrange” option
    • After this all the icons are arranged automatically which are not arranged

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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    Dear Friend,

    First click anywhere on the Desktop screen.

    you will see the view option and move mouse pointer on it.

    Then you will see the icon management option just right of the view.

    Chooset one of three available options -Large Icon , Medium Icon and Small Icon.

    Under small icon you will see the four arranging icon options.

    check them depending your choice ....



    That's It.....



    Thank You!!!!

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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    hi..........

    follow & try some steps:-

    1. first Right click on your desktop.

    2. then Select view option.

    3. Then select on auto arrange icons option.

    4. Then yours i cons will arrange at fixed places.

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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    Hi,

    This is one of the easiest jobs in Windows.

    Right Click on an empty space on desktop.
    From the subsequent menu Click View,
    Another menu will emerge, select Auto Arrange,
    Exit.
    Sometimes after shuffling press Refresh to refresh the desktop, by the same method, right click on an empty space on desktop and from the menu select refresh.

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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I have recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 7. Since then, I am having issue with the position of desktop icons. Is there any way available to lock the icons in a particular position?
    if you want to group the icons and lock their places, we have lot of third party applications in the market..

    one among them is fences here is the link to download it http://www.filehippo . com/download_fences/download/744b340eef9780eec989ced58f295d96/

    Not only locking the icons it has lot of features like organizing, rope off, fading, etc.,

    happy to help you

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    Re: Locking desktop icons in correct position on Windows 7

    To lock the desktop icons follow these steps

    • Go to the home screen
    • Then go to the start
    • Now select the run command
    • Then type regedit in the run command press enter
    • Then locate the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\Microsoft\CurrentVersio n\Policies\Explorer
    • Then right click on the empty space
    • Then click on New and select NoSaveSettings
    • Now right click on the New NoSaveSettings and select Modify
    • then change the value to 1
    This will solve your problem.

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