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After reboots, my Windows 7 desktop icons will randomly change size.

I am referring to the icons with a gray border around them. A search has not yielded me a working resolution. How do I fix this?

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can you paste a screenshot? – tumchaaditya May 14 '12 at 9:43
Are those... My little ponies over all your icons? – BloodPhilia May 14 '12 at 14:00
up vote 3 down vote accepted

So many things can cause this, from desktop settings to a corrupt user profile.

Things to try.

1.) Right click on the desktop and select View, be sure "auto arrange icons" is Not selected.Right click again to view settings and un-select "align to grid"

2.) Some suggest software to sort it out in some cases

3.) Try rebuilding the icon cache

4.) Create a new user account, then copy the old user account settings to the new account

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