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New Version Available
« on: Sep 28th, 2008, 2:01pm »
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07 February 2019 - Version 1.7.1: Maintenance Release.
 
28 September 2008 – Version 1.6.0:  Reworked the entire algorithm to better handle identically named icons.  Added a secondary method for obtaining the unique PIDL for each icon under Vista. Added an option to force offscreen icons back onto the visible screen. Added an option to only display the custom menu on the desktop.  Icons are now saved relative to the Monitor they live on.
 
 
 
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Re: New Version Available
« Reply #1 on: Dec 6th, 2008, 12:38pm »
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Just downloaded and installed this today (Dec.6/0Cool
 
Great little application. Thanks very much.
 
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 6th, 2009, 11:18pm »
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A year later and another update.  Both the shell extension and the Command line versions this time.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17th, 2010, 11:05am »
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My computer has been updated with Windows 7, and immediately my Desktop Icons re-arranged every time I re-booted.    I searched the web and had individuals indicate that your software, Desktop Restore - 64 Bit: DesktInst64.msi (Windows XP 64, Vista 64), would work for Windows 7 as well.  I installed the software, but unfortunately it was unsuccessful.  Do you have an uninstall program or procedure?
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 5th, 2010, 10:03pm »
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Unsucessful Install or unsucessful operation?  If the latter, there's nothing to uninstall.  If the former, it's in Control Panel "Add/Remove Programs" in XP.  I imagine Win 7 has something similar.
 
We have had a bunch of reports of sucess stories on Win 7, for anybody else reading this...
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« Reply #5 on: Jul 5th, 2010, 3:30am »
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I can't get any version of Desktop Restore to work with Windows 7 Home Premium.  What am I doing wrong?
 
Is there any way to get it to work?
 
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 3rd, 2010, 1:28am »
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on Dec 6th, 2009, 11:18pm, Jamie OConnell wrote:
A year later and another update.  Both the shell extension and the Command line versions this time.

 
 
Jamie, check this: (1.6.1 not 1.6.2)
 
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« Reply #7 on: Sep 3rd, 2010, 3:17am »
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It looks like you need to download and install the latest version - or did you just forget to reboot?  I am running 1.6.2.29:
 
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« Reply #8 on: Sep 3rd, 2010, 4:47am »
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You're right. After the reboot is 1.6.2.29. Didn't ask me for reboot so my mistake  Tongue
 
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Re: New Version Available
« Reply #9 on: Apr 12th, 2011, 11:31pm »
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I really liked how Desktop Save and Restore worked for me in XP.
 
As many others have remarked, I have had problems with it in Windows 7 (32 bit), SP1, newest updates. It saves, looks like it restores, but the icons are not restored to their saved positions.
 
I was using 1.61.
 
I just discovered the new version 1.62, and have installed it. I did a save, but have not yet had the opportunity, where a restore was needed.
 
Has the problem with Win7 been fixed in the new version, or should I look for another app for the purpose?
 
It is strange that one even needs such an app. One would think that Microsoft would fix this bug by now, which has existed in successive Windows versions, and I am sure must have been reported to them many times. One would think that the OS should be able to save icon positions, and not scramble them up after a safe mode boot, or a change in resolution.  
 
But alas, even in the newest Windows, the problem still exists, so we need fixes like DSAR. Thank you Jamie, for creating it.  
 
I would like to know though--does the newest version work in Windows 7, and restore all icons to their saved positions?
 
Thank you.
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« Reply #10 on: May 29th, 2011, 10:33pm »
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my computer is windows 7..but it is 64..i don‘t like use 64w
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« Reply #11 on: Jun 4th, 2011, 12:01am »
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on Sep 3rd, 2010, 3:17am, Jamie OConnell wrote:
It looks like you need to download and install the latest version - or did you just forget to reboot?  I am running 1.6.2.29:

Hi Jamie.
 
I read how there is a new version, 1.6.2.29, but cannot find any d/l link.
 
Where do I find that?
 
Cheers, thank you!
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« Reply #12 on: Jun 13th, 2011, 10:16pm »
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Go to the main MIDI-OX page and choose Desktop Restore!
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« Reply #13 on: Jan 12th, 2012, 8:09pm »
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Where can I download this? I don't see a URL  Huh Huh Huh
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« Reply #14 on: Jan 13th, 2012, 12:20pm »
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Where can I find the URL to download?   Huh  I can't find it anywhere I've looked. I may be blind - or looking in the wrong place, of course...
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« Reply #15 on: Dec 21st, 2012, 1:10pm »
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on Jun 13th, 2011, 10:16pm, Jamie OConnell wrote:
Go to the main MIDI-OX page and choose Desktop Restore!

 
Jamie -  
 
I downloaded DesktInst64.msi and I see the options for Save/Restore and Custom when I right click (Windows 7 Pro) and I did a "Save" and gave that user's desktop file a unique name, then deleted one of the icons on the desktop and then right clicked and tried "Restore", selecting that file, but no change when I hit Restore.  Icon I deleted does not come back.  Any help?
 
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« Reply #16 on: Jan 26th, 2013, 4:37am »
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I have been using Desktop Restore with Windows 7 Home Premium for a year without any problems.
 
I did just upgrade to Windows 8 and now it does not work at all.  The entries show in the context menu but the don't do anything.
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on Dec 21st, 2012, 1:10pm, BigRedEO wrote:

 
Jamie -  
 
I downloaded DesktInst64.msi and I see the options for Save/Restore and Custom when I right click (Windows 7 Pro) and I did a "Save" and gave that user's desktop file a unique name, then deleted one of the icons on the desktop and then right clicked and tried "Restore", selecting that file, but no change when I hit Restore.  Icon I deleted does not come back.  Any help?
 
Eric

 
Only Icon positions are stored -- Not the icons themselves.  If you delete one, it's gone (you can probably get it back from the recylce bin).
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on Jan 26th, 2013, 4:37am, MikeB wrote:
I have been using Desktop Restore with Windows 7 Home Premium for a year without any problems.
 
I did just upgrade to Windows 8 and now it does not work at all.  The entries show in the context menu but the don't do anything.

 
First of all make sure you downloaded the right flavor for your OS "Bitness" (x86 vs. x64).  Second, make sure that you do not have "Auto arrange" turned on in the View sub-menu.  Third, be sure to do a Save of the desktop after arranging your icons and before trying to Restore.  I am using it in Windows 8 without trouble.
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Re: New Version Available
« Reply #19 on: Jul 18th, 2014, 1:38am »
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Version 1.6.4 is released today.
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