Many users prefer to arrange Desktop icons manually, placing them at a custom location on the Desktop. But sometimes the custom position of icons is lost and they get automatically arranged. Or if you accidentally messed up your desktop icon alignment yourself by turning on the auto-arrange function, there is a way to revert it quickly. Here is how.
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.
In earlier Windows versions, the Desktop had important icons enabled by default - My Computer (which is now known as This PC), Network, My Documents were all visible by default. However, in modern Windows versions, Microsoft made most of these icons hidden. In Windows 10, only the Recycle Bin is present on Desktop by default. Also, the Windows 10 Start Menu does not have links to these icons either. Let's see how to add the classic icons back to the Desktop in Windows 10.
Ever since Windows XP, Microsoft has hidden all classic desktop icons from the Desktop, such as Computer, Documents, Network, and the user's personal folder. If you prefer to show these icons on your Desktop, it is easy to enable them again. Here are simple instructions on how to show classic Desktop icons in Windows 8.1 or Windows 7.