ReIcon v2.0 (Restore Desktop Icon Layouts)


Reicon (restore icon positions)
ReIcon is portable freeware that enables you to save and restore your desktop layout. If you frequently change your screen resolution (e.g. to play games or use applications that require a specific resolution), you are probably  familiar with the problem of your desktop icons being jumbled into a mess after you switch back to your normal resolution. ReIcon solves this problem by allowing you to save your desktop layout and restore it later with the click of a button (or with the right-click context menu).

ReIcon is very easy to use. Set your icons the way you like them, save the layout, then restore this layout later when the need arises.

ReIcon v2.0 – Tuesday 15. March 2022

– [Added] New options for System Tray menu
– [Added] Option to update the previously saved backup from the list
– [Added] some new options under the Options menu
– [Added] More than 1 restore option has been added to the right-click menu
(The ContextMenuRestoreCount value in the ini file can be changed from 1 to 6)
– [Added] Many improvements have been made in coding

Benefits:
– Save your favorite icon layout for each resolution
– Save many different layouts
– It’s portable, no need to install anything
– Unicode support
– Easily add “Save/Restore Icon Layout” to the right-click context menu
– CMD support (at CMD, type ReIcon /? for help)
– Align icons to Grid – this allows you to snap your desktop icons to a grid, similar to Windows’ Auto-Arrange feature)

How To Use It:
Extract the ZIP to any folder and then run the program. Click the “Save Icon Layout” button to save the current desktop layout. You will then see the “New Icon Position” name, resolution and icon number in the list of saved layouts. To restore a saved layout, select the layout from the list and then click the “Restore Icon Layout” button.

Save and Restore icon Positions

You can also right-click the saved layout and choose “Restore” from the context menu. Yet another way is to double-click any saved layout in the list to quickly restore that layout. To delete a saved layout, either select the one you wish to remove and click the Delete button, or right click it and select Delete from the context menu.

delete saved Icon layout

You can add “Save/Restore icon layout” to your Desktop or My Computer right-click menu. To do so, click the Options menu and then to ‘Add Context Menu‘ , choose an appropriate option. To remove them, go to the same location, and choose “Uninstall All”.

Add ReIcon to the context menu

To add only the Restore option to the context menu, select it first, then select ‘Desktop’ and/or ‘My Computer’ to apply to that menu. Clicking the “Add Only Restore Option” and/or “Use Shift Key to Display” will not create context menu entries, only sub-menus. And the result :

restore Icon layout from context menu or system tray

If you wish, you can right click the ReIcon Application system tray icon and restore any Icon layout

Note 1: In ReIcon’s Options menu, if “Disable Auto-Arrange” is NOT selected (by default, it is), and the Windows desktop context menu entry ‘View –> Auto-Arrange Icons’ IS selected, then ReIcon’s ‘Restore Icon Layout’ feature may not work properly. To Stop Desktop Icons From Changing Positions after log in , restart or refresh please Untick “Auto Arrange icons” feature.

Untick Auto arrange icons

Note 2: If you have multiple monitors and these monitors have separate icon structures, after saving Icon positions layouts , Desktop context menu auto align to grid feature must not be marked, because after the restore , it causes the icons on the closed monitor to appear on the active desktop. In addition, Align Icons To Grid feature shouldn’t be selected in the program settings (under disable auto Arrange)

Add ReIcon shortcut to the Windows Startup Folder (for Autostart)

To enable ReIcon to load at Windows startup, click the Edit menu, then choose ‘Add a shortcut to Startup Folder’. If you wish to remove this later, go to Edit, then choose ‘Delete Shortcut from Startup Folder’

Add a shortcut to startup folder

How to change Icon layout order On GUI

In this new version of the ReIcon you can change saved Icon layout order via drag and drop

change saved icon layout sort order

ReIcon has CMD (command line) support. The options for this are shown below:

Reicon cmd support

How to backup with ID: You can use this command to overwrite an existing profile (if it already exists)
ReIcon_x64.exe /s /ID id , for example :
ReIcon_x64.exe /s /ID elq

How to restore any backup with ID:
ReIcon_x64.exe /r /ID id , for example :
ReIcon_x64.exe /r /ID elq

How to define the save path with parameter and ID (You can use any extension)
ReIcon_x64.exe /S /File D:\ID , for example :
ReIcon_x64.exe /S /File D:\abc.ini

Restore with path:
ReIcon_x64.exe /R /File D:\ID , for example :
ReIcon_x64.exe /R /File D:\abc.ini

Supported operating systems: Windows 11 , Windows 10 , Windows 8.1 , Windows 8 , Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows xp – (both x86 and x64)

Supported languages: English , Turkish , German , French , Polish , Hungarian , Russian , Chinese (Simplified) , Korean , Swedish , Portuguese (Brazilian) , Czech , Japanese , Spanish , Dutch (Nederlands)

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File: ReIcon_x64.exe │ Virustotal
MD5: 62700051f1a1c4a1966e5846d9c9ed5e
SHA1: e3971fe436aaff003cff256c4fac0b7f9542e4dd

File: ReIcon.exe │ Virustotal
MD5: 8b2d8253bb151c8204ee257552d5ccaa
SHA1: efdffc5b9d89abd02fcbae201e001bd5f619bff8


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