|Desktop Icons - Why do they periodically re-arrange themselves?||3||07/02 01:43pm|
|By CCDOnline on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 - 10:43 pm:|
Can someone help me please?
I like to arrange the icons on my desktop in a certain way - for example with the recycle bin and my computer icons on the lower right hand side.
From time to time, most often when i re-boot or restart Windows 98 for some reason, i find that all the desktop icons have re-arranged themselves on the left of the desktop - not in the arrangement i had manually set. No, i haven't changed the desktop setting to "Auto arrange" but it's just as though I had.
I also have very good virus and firewall protection so i'm sure it's not a virus.
I don't think it's a serious issue, but I'd be very interested if someone could shed some light on this.
|By CCDOnline on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 12:12 am:|
I managed to solve this problem with the help of a website called www.protonic.com where you can get free advice on all sorts of computer problems - highly recommended!
Apparently this is a well known problem in Windows 9x / ME. to solve it get a program called "Iconlock" (free at: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,608,00.asp) and it will fix this problem.
You have to join the PCMag site in order to be able to download this program, and lots of other free software.
|By CCDOnline on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 10:35 pm:|
Unfortunately Iconlock didn't work after all. After a session surfing the internet I returned to my desktop to find that once again the icons had all re-arranged themselves even though Iconlick was still running stopping me from moving them manually until I "unlocked" it!
Can anyone else shed any light on this problem?
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