Keep track of the icons on your Windows desktop, and restore their positions when Windows messes them up.
Icon Shepherd is a software utility to do just one task, but do it well: keep track of the icons on your Windows desktop, and restore their positions when Windows messes them up. While the icon is there, it quietly monitors the changes happening to your desktop icons, such as when you move them, or add, delete, or rename an icon.
When a change is detected, Icon Shepherd takes a snapshot of the icon positions and remembers it for you. If something happens and the icons become all messed up, you can use Icon Shepherd to restore the icon positions from a previous snapshot, with just a couple of clicks of the mouse:
The menu also has the Remember icons now item on top of the list. You can use it any time to create a new snapshot of the icons. If Icon Shepherd detects that no changes to the icons occurred since the last snapshot, it will tell you that.