Alternatives to DesktopOK for all platforms with any license

  • IconRestorer icon


    Backup and restore icons position on desktop (and wallpaper) separately for every screen resolution. In the event that a computer crashes, if automatic desktop icons placement is selected or if the screen resolution is changed...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version,, released in September 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Iconoid icon


    Iconoid is a Windows desktop icon manager. Features * Save and restore icon positions * Remove or color icon text background * Select any color for icon text * Automatically hide icons * Works on Windows...

    Open Source Windows

  • Desktop Restore icon

    Desktop Restore

    It records the layout and positions of icons and programs on the Windows Desktop, and permits restoration of the layout. It appears to operate correctly under Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. There have been...

    Free Windows

  • ReIcon icon


    ReIcon is portable freeware that enables you to save and restore your desktop layout.

    Free Windows

  • ICU - Icon Configuration Utility icon

    ICU - Icon Configuration Utility

    Restore your desktop when the icons get “rearranged”. Melba23 and I found we were working on very similar ideas to restore the Desktop icons to their normal place if they became “rearranged”. Vista seems to like this doing on...

    Open Source Windows

  • Desktoday icon


    Utility to clear the files and folders that get scattered on the Desktop and put them into a folder with today's date. Accessible at any time from the system menu bar in the top right corner of the screen.

    Free Mac

  • DesktopShelves icon


    DesktopShelves helps you fight the clutter on your desktop by organizing files on shelves. A shelf the size of 5 icons holds 20 files. The app takes a refreshing approach to organizing files. It focuses on saving space on your...

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.1.4, released in November 2013, can be still bought from Mac App Store.
  • iconjesus icon


    Save and restore Windows desktop icon positions.

    Open Source Windows

DesktopOK Comments

At Windows 8.1 it crashes with an error

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

Negative Comment by mjaniec
about DesktopOK Sep 2015

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

Positive Comment by em4020
about DesktopOK Feb 2013

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


Currently flagged with warning?

Positive Comment by joad_altTo
about DesktopOK Dec 2012

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.


DesktopOK is unique & works great! Should be part of the OS!

Positive Comment by em4020
about DesktopOK and Desktop Restore Jun 2011

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.