Saving Location Of Desktop Icons


I've used freeware DesktopRestoreInstall.exe since Win3.1, NT, Win2k, XP, Win7, Win11.

Installs in the shell context and I just resave after each time I've mucked around with the desktop icons.

From Major Geeks, amongst other sources.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 15s_du1xxx
    CPU
    Intel i5 10210U
    Motherboard
    85F1
    Memory
    16Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Dual boot Windows 10 Pro 22H2 (b 19045.4529) & Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (b 22631.3737)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkPad Workstation P72
    CPU
    Intel i7 8750H @ 2.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo 01YU291
    Memory
    16 GB (all Samsung) DDR4-3200 SODIMM (non-ECC) PCIe 3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630 & NVIDIA Quadro P600
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3286
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3"
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD Samsung 860 EVO SATA 3
    1TB SSD Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe PCIe 3 x 4
    1TB SSD Samsung 980 M.2 NVMe PCIe 3 x 4
    PSU
    230W
    Keyboard
    UltraNav
    Mouse
    Kensington wireless Orbit
    Internet Speed
    640Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    CM246 Chipset
These are the settings I use:
Allan, may I ask you if you know if there is a limitation to the number of icons Iconoid can keep track of? I got a message, when saving another icon to my desktop, that said something along the lines of You moved 64 icons and Iconoid can only move 40 or 46 icons, not sure what the exact number was, but it was 40 something. I do have 64 icons so far and probably will end up with more over time and was curious about the message I got. For the record, I did not move 64 icons, I just added 1 icon to, apparently, the existing 63. I hadn't counted the icons until I got that message and it turns out I do now have 64 of them.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro ver. 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACPI x64-based PC
    CPU
    12th Grn. Intel i7-12700K 3600 Mhz 12 Cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK - Prime Z690-P WIFI
    Memory
    64 GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    HDS72252 5VLAT80 2 Tb ssd Hard drive
    PSU
    850 Watt Power Supply
    Case
    19" high desktop
    Cooling
    A lot of fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    500 Mg
    Browser
    FF
    Antivirus
    Windows Defendor & Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    2 Asus Blu-Ray burners - BW - 16D1HT
Hi HDL

I use Desktop Restore: http://www.midiox.com/zip/DesktopRestoreInstall.exe. It has a small footprint and does just what I need, restore my desktop. It is integrated into the desktop context menu. Simple to use.

Kind regards,

tecknot
Thank you and sorry I hadn't seen this before.

I tried following your link and it was totally blocked by my Windows Defender or Malawarebytes antivirus programs. I did play around and finally got to it at this link http://www.midiox.com/index.htm?http://www.midiox.com/desktoprestore.htm. Are you using it on Windows 11? What I saw ended at Windows 10.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro ver. 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACPI x64-based PC
    CPU
    12th Grn. Intel i7-12700K 3600 Mhz 12 Cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK - Prime Z690-P WIFI
    Memory
    64 GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    HDS72252 5VLAT80 2 Tb ssd Hard drive
    PSU
    850 Watt Power Supply
    Case
    19" high desktop
    Cooling
    A lot of fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    500 Mg
    Browser
    FF
    Antivirus
    Windows Defendor & Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    2 Asus Blu-Ray burners - BW - 16D1HT
Thank you and sorry I hadn't seen this before.

I tried following your link and it was totally blocked by my Windows Defender or Malawarebytes antivirus programs. I did play around and finally got to it at this link http://www.midiox.com/index.htm?http://www.midiox.com/desktoprestore.htm. Are you using it on Windows 11? What I saw ended at Windows 10.

Hi HDL,

No actually I only use it in Windows 10, but it should work in Windows 11.

Kind regards,

tecknot
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Dual boot Windows 10 Pro 22H2 (b 19045.4529) & Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (b 22631.3737)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkPad Workstation P72
    CPU
    Intel i7 8750H @ 2.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo 01YU291
    Memory
    16 GB (all Samsung) DDR4-3200 SODIMM (non-ECC) PCIe 3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630 & NVIDIA Quadro P600
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3286
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3"
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD Samsung 860 EVO SATA 3
    1TB SSD Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe PCIe 3 x 4
    1TB SSD Samsung 980 M.2 NVMe PCIe 3 x 4
    PSU
    230W
    Keyboard
    UltraNav
    Mouse
    Kensington wireless Orbit
    Internet Speed
    640Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    CM246 Chipset
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Allan, may I ask you if you know if there is a limitation to the number of icons Iconoid can keep track of? I got a message, when saving another icon to my desktop, that said something along the lines of You moved 64 icons and Iconoid can only move 40 or 46 icons, not sure what the exact number was, but it was 40 something. I do have 64 icons so far and probably will end up with more over time and was curious about the message I got. For the record, I did not move 64 icons, I just added 1 icon to, apparently, the existing 63. I hadn't counted the icons until I got that message and it turns out I do now have 64 of them.
I don't know. I only have a dozen or so icons on my desktop. Not sure why you would need 60
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10, W11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    2 HP Desktops, 1 Dell Desktop, 2 Dell XPS Laptops, 1 HP Laptop
I don't know. I only have a dozen or so icons on my desktop. Not sure why you would need 60
LOL, that's very few for me. My other machines have around 130 to 140 icons on them. I run everything from my desktop icons. never have used the start menu for that. This machine I'm using now has 136. See attachment and look inside the red box. This is why I need a program that keeps track on the icons and their location. Desktop1.jpg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro ver. 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACPI x64-based PC
    CPU
    12th Grn. Intel i7-12700K 3600 Mhz 12 Cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK - Prime Z690-P WIFI
    Memory
    64 GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    HDS72252 5VLAT80 2 Tb ssd Hard drive
    PSU
    850 Watt Power Supply
    Case
    19" high desktop
    Cooling
    A lot of fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    500 Mg
    Browser
    FF
    Antivirus
    Windows Defendor & Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    2 Asus Blu-Ray burners - BW - 16D1HT
My other machines have around 130 to 140 icons on them. I run everything from my desktop icons. never have used the start menu for that.
If this was Windows 10, I'd suggest using Taskbar Toolbars to get all your shortcuts off the Desktop & to get them well organised.
Taskbar Toolbars - Creating and naming, customising, moving [post #20] - TenForumsTutorials

Since this is Windows 11, I have to suggest first using one of these utilities in order to enable the Taskbar Toolbar capability.
ExplorerPatcher - I've tried both but prefer this one since it is less disruptive to the system
StartAllBack


I never use the Start menu either. I use my shortcuts. But mine are organised.
Taskbar toolbar showing a url.png



All the best,
Denis
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447
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