Desktop file/folder location reset, how to restore?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by myuserid08, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. myuserid08 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    I just got my file/folders in the right spot (after 6 months!!), started my iMac up and its reset them all to the right side :confused:

    Is there a file/system pref I can restore from Time Machine ?

  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    From Finder (Desktop)
    View > Show View Options (or command-J, or right click)

    What do you have at Arrange By? If it's Name, or any of the other choices below it, then the icons will be automatically shifted to the right side of your screen, and "sorted" according to that criteria.

    Change it to Snap to Grid, then rearrange the icons. They should stay put now.

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