Introduction: How to Fix Desktop Icon Positions Not Saving in Windows 10

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How to fix desktop icon positions not saving windows 10. If you put
icons on Desktop in a certain order in Windows 10 and restart your computer, Windows 10 forgets the icons position and always puts the icons at the extreme left corner of the screen. Same thing happens with folder view settings. When a user changes a folder view to thumbnails, list, large icons, etc and closes Windows Explorer and then re-opens the same folder again, Windows 10 automatically changes the folder view to details.

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Its a very irritating situation. Windows 10 never stores the Desktop icons placement order and folder view settings in Windows Explorer. If you are using Windows 10 and facing this problem, following steps will fix the problem

1. Press WIN+R keys together to launch RUN dialog box. Now type regedit in RUN and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following keys one by one: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{42aedc87-2188-41fd-b9a3- 0c966feabec1}\InProcServer32 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{42aedc87-2188- 41fd-b9a3-0c966feabec1}\InProcServer32

3. In right-side pane, check the value of (Default) string in both keys. It should be set to following: %SystemRoot%\system32\

4. The above mentioned Registry keys are protected and to change the value of (Default), you'll need to first take ownership of InProcServer32 key in both locations After taking ownership, double-click on (Default) string and change its value to %SystemRoot%\system32\ in both keys.

Close Registry Editor and restart your computer to take effects. Now Windows 10 will always remember Desktop icons position and folder view settings.

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