PC Desktop niusance problem.

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Roy
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This may the wrong forum for this thread but as it affects the time taken to use Editing programmes it might be accepted. The problem is that on one of my PC's harddrives is partitioned into two, and when I switch from one to the other the desk icons and shortcuts change positions. I should explain that all shortcuts, and there very many, to do with editing videos, are positioned on one side of the desktop screen for easy identification and other shortcuts to do with all other programmes are on the opposite side. Without warning lately I find that when switching from one side of the partitioned harddrive to the other the desktop icons are all intermingled, and as there are so many it takes me some time to find the programmes I want to use. Can anyone think of the reason that this has started to happen. I suspect the graphics card but it's only a guess. I keep re-positioning the edited icons to one side but they won't stay in position when switching. If I just use the PC without the switching procedure then the icons remain in the position I last put them.

H and M Video
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Roy, this might not help but if you RIGHT Click on the desktop a dropdown menu appears, select Arrange Icons By it might be set at auto-arrange icons. Unclick this and see if it works.

Harry

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Roy
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Joined: Feb 21 2003

Hi Harry, haven't heard from you for a long time. Hope you are all well. I made sure that autoarrange was unticked before I posted on the forum. Regards Roy

John Disdle
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Joined: Dec 28 2000

I`ve used a duel boot system for years, and have to re-boot into the edit partition. The icons stay where they are put.

Just wondering how you switch, and show all icons. Or are you switching to another user?

Roy
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John I am switching to another user and I've never had trouble with the icons moving before. I have just found a free programme that restores the icons to the position they were in before they moved. It works well. Instead of re-arranging them manually one by one, I just have to click onto an empty space on the desktop and click onto restore icon positions and hey presto job done. But I still want to know what has caused the problem.