Desktop Restore Alternatives

    Desktop Restore is described as '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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Desktop Restore for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is DesktopOK, which is free. Other great apps like Desktop Restore are ReIcon (Free), ICU - Icon Configuration Utility (Free, Open Source), iCollections (Paid) and IconRestorer (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 10, 2017

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Saves and restores the positions of desktop shortcuts. • Effective solution for gamers who play with fixed resolutions and end up with scrambled Windows desktop. • Desktop-Autosave with definable periods. • German and English.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      ReIcon is portable freeware that enables you to save and restore your desktop layout. If you frequently change your screen resolution (e.g.
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    1. Restore your desktop when the icons get “rearranged”.
    2. iCollections is an expertly designed application which helps you keep your desktop organized. The app's unique features are what make it the most popular method of desktop organization for Mac users.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Backup and restore icons position on desktop (and wallpaper) separately for every screen resolution.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.8.1, released in September 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.



      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      It instantly finds the position of the icons after a change of resolution, a crash, or an untimely rearrangement of the desktop.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      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 * Windows XP, Vista, 7*, 8*, 10* . . . (*32-bit/*64-bit)
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Save and restore Windows desktop icon positions.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      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.
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    3. DesktopShelves helps you fight the clutter on your desktop by organizing files on shelves. A shelf the size of 5 icons holds 20 files.

      Discontinued

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

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