Thursday, April 2, 2020

Windows 10 and the forgotten icons...

Windows 10.

... isn't the next Harry Potter book.

Unfortunately, no matter what you try, Windows 10 may suddenly become very forgetful of your icons and their positions. I tried many different solutions from the Internet, and nothing worked. Well, almost nothing...

Icon positions

Yes, I know, it doesn't make any sense. But... it worked for me.

(You may have to combine this solution with one of the other ones mentioned on the Internet if Windows is particularly stubborn...)

  1. Right mouse button somewhere on the desktop
  2. Personalize
  3. Themes
  4. Under 'related settings' you'll find Desktop icon settings
  5. Clear the tickbox 'Allow themes to change desktop icons'

Icon images

If Windows no longer remembers the right icon image (replacing icons with white blocks) go to this older post detailing a fix.

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