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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 nine alternatives to Desktop Restore for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is ReIcon, which is free. Other great apps like Desktop Restore are DesktopOK, ICU - Icon Configuration Utility, iCollections and IconRestorer.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

It records the layout and positions of icons and programs on the Windows Desktop, and permits restoration of the layout. ...

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  1. ReIcon icon

    ReIcon

    • 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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    Context-Menu on Desktop
  2. Saves and restores the positions of desktop shortcuts.

    ⚫︎ PortableDesktopOK can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    DesktopOK can automatically save the layout of your desktop icons to be restored whenever you choose.


  3. ICU - Icon Configuration Utility icon

    ICU - Icon Configuration Utility

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Restore your desktop when the icons get “rearranged”.

    ⚫︎ PortableICU - Icon Configuration Utility can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. iCollections icon

    iCollections

    • Mac

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableiCollections is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  5. IconRestorer icon

    IconRestorer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Backup and restore icons position on desktop (and wallpaper) separately for every screen resolution.

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    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.

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  6. Iconoid icon

    Iconoid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Save Desktop ICONS positions + customize icons appearance.

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    Customize icon text and background.
  7. icosauve icon

    icosauve

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    It instantly finds the position of the icons after a change of resolution, a crash, or an untimely rearrangement of the desktop.

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  8. iconjesus icon

    iconjesus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Save and restore Windows desktop icon positions.

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  9. DesktopShelves icon

    DesktopShelves

    • Mac

    DesktopShelves helps you fight the clutter on your desktop by organizing files on shelves. A shelf the size of 5 icons holds 20 files.

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    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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