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    Is there a way to save / restore icon / desktop arrangements in Windws 7 (b7100)?

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    [quote name='HansV' post='798214' date='15-Oct-2009 13:10']See for example: Software DesktopOK 1.57 Save and restore the desktop icon positions.[/quote]

    That should do it. I found a reg entry that turned on the "Save Dektop Icon Layout", but it didn't/doesn't differentiate between saves.

    Thanks Hans.

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    [quote name='CWBillow' post='798276' date='15-Oct-2009 19:29']That should do it. I found a reg entry that turned on the "Save Dektop Icon Layout", but it didn't/doesn't differentiate between saves.

    Thanks Hans.

    Chuck[/quote]

    Backup & Restore Desktop Icons Position on Windows 7, Vista & XP looks like something that'll do what you want.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='798277' date='15-Oct-2009 17:35']Backup & Restore Desktop Icons Position on Windows 7, Vista & XP looks like something that'll do what you want.

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    That one's really versatile!

    Thanks Joe.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='798277' date='16-Oct-2009 01:35']Backup & Restore Desktop Icons Position on Windows 7, Vista & XP looks like something that'll do what you want.[/quote]
    Thanks, Joe! I will have to see if it can be run from a BATch file, but it doesn't seem from the documentation that this feature is included. I haven't tested on Windows 7 the one I've used for ages on XP, "Desktop Restore" (probably lots of these around with the same name!) and its program SaveDesktop.exe, but since it is dated 2002 it's unlikely.
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    [quote name='BATcher' post='798313' date='16-Oct-2009 03:29']Thanks, Joe! I will have to see if it can be run from a BATch file, but it doesn't seem from the documentation that this feature is included. I haven't tested on Windows 7 the one I've used for ages on XP, "Desktop Restore" (probably lots of these around with the same name!) and its program SaveDesktop.exe, but since it is dated 2002 it's unlikely.[/quote]

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