Some users report a strange bug in Windows 10. The layout of desktop icons and their position does not stay constant in between the user sessions. The layout gets reset every time they log in to the user account. This happens regardless of the account type being used and affects local as well as Microsoft accounts.
- Obtain full access to the following Registry keys:
If you are running 32-bit Windows 10:
If you are running 64-bit Windows 10:
Refer to the following articles to learn it if you don't know:
- Now, open the mentioned Registry keys (see How to jump to the desired Registry key with one click) and set the "(Default)" (unnamed) parameter to the following value:
- Restart Windows 10.
After doing this, your desktop icons layout should not get reset automatically any more. This issue might be caused by antivirus software or a security suite. In comments, tell us which antivirus software you have installed if you face this issue.
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