My My Computer and Network Places icons keep moving in Windows XP.
February 15, 2005 9:30 AM   Subscribe

Stupid Windows question: Every time I shut down or log out of Windows XP, my My Computer and Network Places icons move. How do I make them stay put? Trying to google an answer has left me humbled.
posted by willpie to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Right click on the desktop > Arrange Icons By > unchek "Auto Arrange Icons"
posted by riffola at 9:36 AM on February 15, 2005

Response by poster: Nah, I already checked there.
Perhaps I should explain better. I have about 20 icons arranged around the perimeter of my desktop according to types of use. All of them stay put except My Computer and Network Places, both of which move every time I log out of Windows. Even the Recycle Bin stays where I put it. None of the basic Windows desktop icons are in their original positions, I should add.
posted by willpie at 9:53 AM on February 15, 2005

I remember seeing a setting 'somewhere' regarding which of the My Computer/My Network Places icons goes above the other on the desktop - I'm at work on a locked-down computer and I can't find it here, but it may be in the TweakUI Powertoy available free from Microsoft.

Try checking all the options in the Start Menu properties - it may be hidden in there somewhere. I DO know it exists!
posted by DandyRandy at 10:29 AM on February 15, 2005

Are you on a network? If so, there may be a roaming profile issue.
posted by xorowo at 10:59 AM on February 15, 2005

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