Desktop items scatter everytime I restart

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My items scatter whenever I restart my computer. It looks like an explosion went off. Empty spots, its all over my desktop... ???
 

jay.wooster

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Id download and run Malwarebytes first, free 7 day trial, scan and quarantine any issues. Are you changing resolution settings at all or switching between two monitors ?
 

stdragon

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Are the placement of icons being placed at random at each reboot? Or are they scattered always in the same spot at each reboot regardless of how you re-arrange them again?

If it's the former, it could be malware related. If it's the latter, most likely a Windows problem not saving your preferences and then reverting back to the previous state after a reboot. You can try rebuilding the IconCache file in the link below.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-start/desktop-icon-positions-not-being-saved-in-windows/1a784973-f889-41d6-abf7-aa626c1121d2
 

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