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    How do I lock desktop icons in XP

    Is there any way to lock desktop icons in XP?
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    Sure fellow Pittsburgher, just click HERE to see how!


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    That's good info Martoch, thanx
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    Any time my friend! Check out that Great Windows Tips! thread...it really has a lot of cool info on all of the Windows versions.

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    Great site Martoch, thanks.

    Their reg edit to lock desktop icons didn't work for me, but I'm sure I'll get lots of good info from that site.

    Thanks again

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    Question:
    1: does this work for WinXp?
    2: to remove it just delete they key right?
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    Answers:
    1: It didn't work on my XP.
    2: Yes! Just delete it.

    Let me know if you get it to work.

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    Originally posted by Fisheagle
    Great site Martoch, thanks.

    Their reg edit to lock desktop icons didn't work for me, but I'm sure I'll get lots of good info from that site.

    Thanks again

    Fish
    Im Just curious, did you reboot after editing the registry? Often times I will reboot to make changes effective. Or did rebooting have no effect as well?

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    Lock Icons On Desktop

    You have arranged your desktop to look nicely with your wallpaper. Presently comes someone and mess up the nice arrangement. To lock your desktop icons into place, first arrange it carefully the way you want it to be, then open up the registry editor. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer. Right-click in the right pane and select New, DWORD Value name NoSaveSettings and press the Enter key. Right-click on the new NoSaveSettings item and select Modify. Enter 1 in the Value data box. After this, whenever you restart Windows, your settings will return to their current state.

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    Thumbs up Lock Icons On Desktop

    Lock Icons On Desktop
    You have arranged your desktop to look nicely with your wallpaper. Presently comes someone and mess up the nice arrangement. To lock your desktop icons into place, first arrange it carefully the way you want it to be, then open up the registry editor. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer. Right-click in the right pane and select New, DWORD Value name NoSaveSettings and press the Enter key. Right-click on the new NoSaveSettings item and select Modify. Enter 1 in the Value data box. After this, whenever you restart Windows, your settings will return to their current state.

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    Thanks, works like a charm.
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    Hi,

    I found your reply & fix for this as I D/L'ed a game & when done, all my icons were everywhere ! Hope this helps my situation as well. Question is, if for any reason, I want to re-do my icons, is all I have to do is go to RegEdit & either set the Value to ) or Delete it ? Or if I simply re-do them, they will then be "locked", without having to go to RegEdit ?

    Thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by markymarc View Post
    Lock Icons On Desktop

    You have arranged your desktop to look nicely with your wallpaper. Presently comes someone and mess up the nice arrangement. To lock your desktop icons into place, first arrange it carefully the way you want it to be, then open up the registry editor. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer. Right-click in the right pane and select New, DWORD Value name NoSaveSettings and press the Enter key. Right-click on the new NoSaveSettings item and select Modify. Enter 1 in the Value data box. After this, whenever you restart Windows, your settings will return to their current state.
    I tried your instructions to no avail. What am I doing wrong. I even loaded layout.dll into my windows system and system32. I also do not have auto arrange checked on my desktop. However, inspite of all these, the icons keep going back to the eft side of my windows desktop.

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