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Icon Restore

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.1 stars

    out of 61 votes

    • 5 star: 43
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 9
  • Current version:

    4.1 stars

    out of 61 votes

    • 5 star: 43
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 9
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Use to work great, not so much lately."

    December 26, 2013  |   By aziegler60

    Version: Icon Restore 1.0

    Pros

    Used this utility for a couple of years with no problems, fantastic when it did. Super easy to use.

    Cons

    Not working correctly lately, almost as though there's a limit to the number of icons it will handle. The last few I've added don't get saved when I Save and don't get restored to where they were when I Restore. Every once in awhile, the whole desktop gets whacked again and the tool can't restore any of it. Stuff is saved in the registry so one can only imagine what's happened. Tried deleting a few destktop icons to see if I could find the failure threshold, but no luck. Tried contacting the developer, but his website is gone.

    Summary

    Can't recommend this any longer. Doesn't work reliably and appears to be orphaned at this point.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "love it ... it's fast, it's simple, it works, i love it"

    July 13, 2013  |   By thefranks5

    Version: Icon Restore 1.0

    Pros

    simple, fast, reliable, small, helps keeps my desktop page organized the way i want it. it's that simple.

    Cons

    nothing. hope it continues to be updated with newer operating systems

    Summary

    simple, fast, easy. what more could you hope for.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Valuable Windows Software!"

    January 19, 2012  |   By drfugawe100

    Version: Icon Restore 1.0

    Pros

    * Adds another functionality that Windows forgot.
    * Has never failed to work on my Vista 32 bit.
    * It's Free!

    Cons

    ??? - I've used this for 3 years, and it has yet to fail me.

    Summary

    I don't understand those reviewers who insist that somehow the author of this free software owes them something! They don't tell us why, but they do somehow feel that the software deserves only one star because it doesn't work on their 64 bit system! So? Using that logic, they should go through all the perfectly good Apple software and rate it one star because it too doesn't work on their Windows OS - Dumb *****.

    Thank you, Mr. Taylor, for a useful tool that has done its job well for a long time.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It works very well for the OSes it is intended for."

    January 24, 2011  |   By imametsfan

    Version: Icon Restore 1.0

    Pros

    There applets out there that have more features, but, if all you want is a basic "keep my icons where I put them" program, then none else will do.

    Cons

    It won't work on post-XP Windows OSes.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "no it did not do what it said."

    December 21, 2010  |   By joevaz

    Version: Icon Restore 1.0

    Pros

    easy to manuver

    Cons

    did not work

    Summary

    Could not get it to work on 64bit Vista

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does exactly what it says and nothing more"

    November 3, 2010  |   By mjhurdle

    Version: Icon Restore 1.0

    Pros

    This program restores your icons to the last saved record. It is simple and easy to understand.

    Cons

    does not work on 64 bit systems

    Summary

    If you are expecting this to customize your desktop, then you will be disappointed. but if you use this for what it claims to be useful for, then it will not fail you. It simply restores the icon locations. It will not bring back deleted icons or cure cancer. It simply restores icon location, and it does it well.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "In Sum: It Doesn't Support Win7 64bit"

    July 10, 2010  |   By joelb662

    Version: Icon Restore 1.0

    Pros

    Used it on my old computer running WinXP SP2 64-bit. Worked great! Loved it! Somebody needs to remind Mr. Taylor that the times they are a'changin.

    Cons

    Old program, neglected by its' creator. Not updated to support modern software. Too Bad.

    Summary

    Nuff Said.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Outstanding"

    March 27, 2010  |   By iamemty

    Version: Icon Restore 1.0

    Pros

    also works in vista (32) and windows-7 (32)

    Cons

    will not work in (64) bit vista or win-7

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  • 3.0 stars

    "useful for restoring my desktop"

    March 8, 2010  |   By nynemo

    Version: Icon Restore 1.0

    Pros

    does more than I need

    Cons

    does not install on right click menu and therefor takes up valuable desk top space

    Summary

    I only really needed it to be able to restore icon positions and it does that well

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Icon Restorer is ok... if you only have 1 montior"

    January 4, 2010  |   By MLeVell

    Version: Icon Restore 1.0

    Pros

    Works ok with 1 monitor. I like the little screenshot it takes...

    Cons

    Doesn't work well with more than 1 monitor.

    Summary

    Icon Restorer didn?t handle two monitors on my Windows7 laptop at all well. First, it often didn't recognize when I switched from 1 mon to 2. I could tell it didn't because the message at the bottom continued to state "1 monitor".

    When I switched from two monitors to a single monitor (disconnecting my laptop to travel), all my icons would disappear off the screen! I could reclaim them by using the Windows Auto-Arrange Icons, and then rearrange them by hand, but? what a pain! Why did I donate money to these guys?? After resetting my icons up, every time if I added an icon in two-monitor mode, the same thing would happen for the new icons. Again, I could use Auto Arrange, rearrange my ENTIRE desktop all over again? but for me the solution was worse than the problem.

    I?ve now switched to DesktopOk. It?s got a few flaws as well, and when I switch from 2 mons to 1, the icons are slightly out of place the first time, but reaalligning them is a quick fix and because the icons are at least ON the screen, (!) it is substantially better than Icon Restorer.

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