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    Desktop Restore

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DesktopOK Comments

restore positions but not deleted icons

about DesktopOK · ·

it works great at restoring the positions of the icons, but i'm looking for something that can handle and restore deleted icons

Comment by KOLANICH
about DesktopOK · Jan 2016 ·

At Windows 8.1 it crashes with a buffer overflow error


Probably does not work with Windows 10

about DesktopOK · ·

It seems it does refresh desktop after each SAVE, which moves all icons to default (i.e. sorted by system) positions.


I use DesktopOK since 2-3 years without any Virus-warning

about DesktopOK · ·

My opinion is, that the virus warning cannot have a real background.

Otherwise one of my different virus protection software(s) on 3 computers would have detected the virus, because I use DesktopOK every day on all my 3 computers.

The very good ranking (place 9 of 67) on also indicates, that DesktopOK is clean and Ok.

On l 94% like DesktopOK, only 6% do not like it.


Currently flagged with warning?

about DesktopOK · ·

There is currently a warning (as of Dec. 23, 2012) of a Trojan being present at this application's homepage. For the record, I checked and could not find one. I have had absolutely no problems with any software from SoftwareOK - especially malware problems - in the years (~2) I have been using them.

Try your own virustotal scan before deciding against this application / developer.

about DesktopOK and Desktop Restore · ·

DesktopOK is unique and works great!
DesktopOK is functionally better in my eyes than the alternatives such as "Desktop Restore". I am enthusiastic. The program covers an urgent need super and should actually be contained in Vista.