It's a long story, but for some reason I pulled out my laptop which I hadn't used in a while.
Unit = IBM ThinkPad A30 - OS = Win Pro SP2 build 2600
Since I am the only user of this laptop, there's only one user account (administrator).
It seems to me this problem did not exist before - could it possibly be the result of one of Microsoft's "essential'
Problem: I can't seem to keep the desktop icons arranged the way I want to.
It acts like I selected "Arrange Icons by" "auto arrange", but that option is NOT selected.
I line up the icons the way I want them, but either in the middle of the session for no apparent reason, or on start-up
the icons are all lined up in three columns at the left-hand side in alphabetical order.
I have searched the Internet, and the only thing I see is third-party programs which will supposedly fix this problem
for a price.
However, it seems to me that I must be overlooking something obvious, or have a wrong setting somewhere.
I deleted all the appearances of the "desktop.ini" file from "Documents and Settings", hoping it would rebuild a similar
file containing my preferences.
It did in fact rebuild the file, but the icons are still all on the left-hand side.
Who can and will point me in the right direction to resolve this problem?