This tiny application operates as a Shell extension. 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, Windows XP (x86, x64) and Windows Vista (x86, x64). There is a separate installer for x64 platforms.
After installation, three new items are available in the desktop context menu (right-click menu): Save Desktop… , Restore Desktop and Custom Save and Restore… Right-clicking on the desktop and choosing Save Desktop… stores the current desktop layout into the registry (after verifying that this is what you want), using the current screen resolution as the name. Once this has been performed, choosing Restore Desktop, will recall the stored layout (for the current screen resolution) even if the icons have been scrambled all over the screen. You should always re-save the desktop after adding an icon and after changing a desktop icon’s position.