Icon Restore installs LAYOUT.DLL (along with the required registry entries) from Microsoft. Two new options are added to the pop up menu that opens when any Windows system icon (ex. My Computer) is right clicked. These options are "Save Desktop Icon Layout" and "Restore Desktop Icon Layout". See the screen shot below:
After installing Icon Restore, simply place your icons wherever
you want them on your desktop, right click My Computer (or any 'system' icon) and left
click on "Save Desktop Icon Layout" from the pop up menu.
If your icons ever get moved because your computer entered safe mode or you changed the screen resolution, right click My Computer (or any 'system' icon) and left click on "Restore Desktop Icon Layout" from the pop up menu.
Icon Restore is the perfect solution for people that have to change the screen resolution often.
Download the Icon Restore installation program free of charge by clicking on the following link:
Download Icon Restore
(for Windows 95/98/ME/XP/2000/NT4.0)
XP Users: It may be necessary to access
"Save Desktop Icon Layout" & "Restore Desktop Icon Layout"
from the Recycle Bin. This is because you are using a 'shortcut' as opposed to a 'system' icon for 'My Computer'.
Currently Icon Restore does not support UnInstallation from Windows Add/Remove Programs. However, if you installed Icon Restore and want to get rid of it, download the following uninstall program and run it. This will remove Icon Restore from your system.
Download UnInstall Icon Restore
Last updated on 10/3/2004.