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Windows Vista - How to save Desktop Icon layout?

By OpticalOrange99
Jan 13, 2008
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  1. I found some tutorial on the net about how to save your desktop icon layout but it was written in like 1999 or something so I wasn't sure if I should follow the guy's steps since it's 2007 and Vista might be different than Windows 98 in regards to the desktop.

    Anyway it involved editing the registry and setting some key to a certain value so that the desktop would always revert to the current setup at the time of the value change. So would this be safe for Vista? I'll try to find the tutorial.

    Here it is: http://www.activewin.com/tips/reg/desktop_3.shtml
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 668

    :D

    I`m sure there is an similar setting in Vista.Take a look.

    If you find that key,yes.

    There is a post HERE that says Icon Restore works.

    An interesting piece on the Vista registry HERE
  3. OpticalOrange99

    OpticalOrange99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88

    Cool thanks. I'll check Icon Restore out.
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