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MyDesktop by Mountain Systems

By Mountain Systems Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This simple program doesn't impress with its limited capabilities in saving and restoring desktop icon locations. MyDesktop appends a tab in Windows' Display Properties and offers only a few options for saving and restoring desktop icons or indicating no change to the current desktop. We found a single entry under Advanced options: to restore icons each time Windows started. MyDesktop didn't always remember icon locations for specific resolutions and often failed to recognize which resolution was currently in use. Testing also demonstrated the program didn't work with multiple users. The restore option worked, but that just wasn't enough to tip the scales in favor of this faulty program. Mmore powerful desktop managers are on the market, and this application just doesn't make the grade.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.5


Release November 9, 2008
Date Added August 12, 2005
Version 1.5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server


Total Downloads 1,241
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Developer's Description

MyDesktop is a software utility to save and restore the icon locations on your Windows PC Desktop. You can have a saved set of locations for each Desktop resolution you use. Most PC users carefully place icons on their desktop in specific positions. From time to time, perhaps due to a PC crash or other action, the icon locations become misplaced. Any time your PC boots into Safe Mode, the icons are displaced and all placed at the upper left area of the desktop.

MyDesktop provides a simple way to restore these icon locations from a saved position. MyDesktop can save your icon locations for each display resolution you use. You may have one set of positions when a 800x600 display resolution is used and a separate set of positions when 1024x768 is used. MyDesktop saves the icon positions for each resolution separately. MyDesktop supports PCs with multiple monitors installed.