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Is it possible to use the Windows command line to get or change the positions of icons the screen?

For example, I can drag and move a file's icon on my desktop. How would I retrieve that position from the command line, or any other tool?

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It's funny this was migrated from Stack Overflow, when it's actually almost a duplicate of one of their own questions. The accepted answer details a registry key (accessible through the command line, but it's.. very hackish) and even links to a sample (GUI) program. –  Bob May 24 '12 at 15:02

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