This is a quite common problems found in almost all the windows operating system, same is the case with windows 7 too. Many users who have just started using windows 7 are facing problems when desktop icons in windows 7 changes or lost due to many reasons like resolution changed and lot of other things.
Placing these icons in the desktop to the original location manually is such a painful task and this would be a great annoyance when you have to do it again and again.
Here are the different issues as reported by the reader which causes desktop icon displacement issue.
1. Desktop icons position does not remember in windows 7
2. Desktop Icon Positions After Windows Rearranges Layout
Lets figure out how to solve this problem not only in windows 7 but also in xp and vista too.
In order to solve the problem you will need to install a third party program in windows which will fix the desktop layout and positions for your which you can restore later.
IconRestorer is a free program which supports XP, Vista and Windows 7 and it allows you to save the desktop icons positions on both 32 bit and 64 bit. It can save the desktop icons position for more than one monitor if connected.
As shown in the image below, you can save the current desktop layout manually
Save Icon Layout – Save current desktop layout
Restore Icon Layout – You can restore from backup of the saved icon layouts created.
Automatically Save Icon Layout – This software can also save the desktop icon layout automatically
After you have saved the desktop icon layout, it will prompt you the following message.
You can also set this message not to show next time when you save the desktop icons positions.
Download Icon Restorer to save and fix the desktop icons position on windows 7, XP and Vista