Desktop Restore

Desktop Restore

Save and restore desktop icons' position on your Windows PC
4.1  (27 votes)
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Desktop Restore is a Windows program that provides you with a quick solution for changing the arrangement of your desktop icons. The utility brings you easy-to-configure settings, immediately applies the needed changes, and uses minimum CPU resources while operating on your PC.

This application might prove to be of good use if you need to easily switch between various layouts of your desktop icons. For instance, you could have a desktop layout for work and another one for home.

The program's settings can be accessed by right-clicking anywhere on your desktop and selecting the app's name from the menu. Once you choose to restore desktop icon arrangement, the utility immediately applies the needed change.

You can save as many desktop layouts as you like and export them to your local directories.

The only thing I'd add would be an option to define a global hotkey for immediately restoring desktop icon arrangements. Still, this isn't a big deal as the program already offers you an easy way to restore desktop layouts. The hotkey setting would simply be faster.

In conclusion, you should give this free program a try if you're looking for an easy way to change the arrangement of your desktop icons.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary


  • Brings you easy-to-configure settings.
  • Lets you save multiple desktop arrangements.
  • Fast processing speed


  • Lacks an option to define a global hotkey for immediately restoring desktop icon profile
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Charles James

Charles James I recommend this program to students in my computer training classes. Been using it for many years and it's one of my favorite programs for any version of Windows.

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JC This app is indeed tiny, installs and runs great. It is the best desktop icon locations saver for Windows 10 I found.

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sweiller I have used it for years with great satisfactions !
Note if restore is not completed in one click, just do 2 or 3 ...

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