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Is there any way to arrange icons in a Windows folder wherever I want?

I have to switch resolutions many times a day for work and my icons on the desktop are always being messed around. I wanted to have a personal folder where I can arrange my icons in the places I want (i.e. I want to put one in the top-left corned, I want to put another one in the right-top corner, etc..)

I'm targeting Windows 7 x64 or Windows 8

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Desktop can be managed with fences but software recommendations are generally not suitable for Superuser –  Raystafarian Jul 25 '13 at 14:05
    
It's great but it doesn't allow me to disable "auto-arrange" inside fences. If it had it, I would buy it –  Marco A. Jul 25 '13 at 14:28
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possible duplicate –  Raystafarian Jul 26 '13 at 1:18
    
you might want to try stardock.com/products/fences but i am not sure if it will solve your problem. –  akira Jul 29 '13 at 6:51
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This is not possible. Windows 7 uses a new Explorer control which doesn't implement disabling of atosorting. Here is a statement from a Developer of the Shell Team from Windows:

http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/813020-rearrange-folders-in-the-user-folder/?p=591458464#entry591458464

"To help clarify, this isn't something which was actively removed, however, Windows 7 includes a brand new view control for items in the Explorer. Given time constraints, certain functionality that was deemed lower priority wasn't able to be implemented in the new control."

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