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How do I retain icon positions on Win 10 restart?

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How to retain icons positions on Win 10 restart

Win 7 used to have this problem. Win 8, I never experienced it. First day with win 10 and desktop icons are arranged as I want them and then after a reboot, they all bunched together instead of spread out along the gird in groups that I chose. Why can't windows retain my settings?


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Oct 14, 2014
Re: How to retain icons positions on Win 10 restart

I never had this problem UNTIL TODAY.

It won't save my desktop icon positions after restart and it's always changing options to "view medium icons".

Any solution?