Arrange Icons By -> Auto Arrange

Arrange Icons By -> Auto Arrange

Post by Matias Hoh » Thu, 23 Oct 2003 16:12:58

Hello all,
where is this flag stored. I want to set this flag with a script, but I
don't know where to change a value.
Is this in the registry?

The option I search is this on the desktop, where I can set "Auto Arrange"
in the Contextmenu "Arrange Icons By".


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Hi All,

I am currently working on an unattended installation of Windows XP, and was
wondering if anyone knows how to automaticcally set the desktop items to
auto-arrange without having to write an AutoIT or ScriptIT script to enable
the option.

I know that this could be done under the registry change shown below for
Windows 2000 Pro, however this does not work for Windows XP


Any info, no matter how small it seems, would be appreciated!

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