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Do not save changed icon position on desktop (For Current User)

Users can change the positions of icons and place them anywhere on the desktop. Windows saves such settings even when the user logs off or restarts the system. This setting can let you disable such feature.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Normally, users can change the positions of icons and place them anywhere on the desktop. Windows saves such settings even when the user logs off or restarts the system. This setting can let you disable such feature and will display all the icons at the default position.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Here, create the Dword value “NoSaveSettings” in the right panel, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify its value to “1” which can disable icons position settings. However, if you want enable the option back, change the value data to “0” or delete the added value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Disable The Saving Of Item Position On Desktop.reg

The '.reg' file can disable saving of icon position on desktop.

Enable The Saving Of Item Position On Desktop.reg

The '.reg' file can enable saving of icon position on desktop.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion Policies\Explorer\],right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoSaveSettings" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "NoSaveSettings" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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