Downloads of v 1.7.2:


Last Update:

19 Apr 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Jamie O’Connell


desktop-restore desktop windows icons layout resolution shell embedded

Desktop Restore

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1.7.2 | Updated: 19 Apr 2022



Downloads of v 1.7.2:



Software Author(s):

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Desktop Restore 1.7.2

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Desktop Restore, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Desktop Restore, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Desktop Restore, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade desktop-restore -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade desktop-restore -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install desktop-restore
    name: desktop-restore
    version: '1.7.2'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'desktop-restore' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.7.2'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller desktop-restore
    Name     = "desktop-restore"
    Version  = "1.7.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'desktop-restore':
  ensure   => '1.7.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator mwallner on 02 May 2022.


Desktop Restore is a tiny application that operates as a Shell extension. It records the layout and positions of icons and programs on the Windows desktop, and permits restoration of the layout.

From installer License Agreement window

Desktop Icon Save and Restore
Copyright © 2001-2020 by Jamie O’Connell
License for use and distribution
License for file:  DKTICNRS.DLL and DesktopCmd.exe

1) You may use Desktop Restore on any number of computers, including computers 
   in a commercial organization. You don't need to register or pay for Desktop Restore.  
2) You may freely distribute Desktop Restore as long as no money is charged for it. 

Note: If you really like the program and wish to contribute, we do accept donations 
on the application website, but you are not required to do so.

Please report bugs and direct comments to: [email protected]
The official application web site is:

Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

## Download
The extension can be downloaded from the GitHub releases page:

or directly:
Version : 1.7.2
URL     :
SHA256  : 9F37990858D49AF40246123FC3E5586B80988BD3100BB7197715BBDD448822B6

## Verify
You can use one of the following methods to obtain the checksum:
1. Use powershell function 'Get-Filehash'
2. Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'

## License
File 'LICENSE.txt' is obtained the License Agreement window in the installer.
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir   = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$InstallFile = Get-ChildItem -Path $toolsDir -Filter '*.exe' | Sort-Object LastWriteTime | Select-Object -Last 1

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName  = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileType     = 'EXE' 
  file         = $InstallFile.FullName
  softwareName = "$env:ChocolateyPackageName*"
   validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

Remove-Item $InstallFile.FullName -ea 0 -force
md5: 811153A4050187B72296CAE1B986D4E7 | sha1: C92FED482580CC3E98459954A46CD6405803F6FE | sha256: 9F37990858D49AF40246123FC3E5586B80988BD3100BB7197715BBDD448822B6 | sha512: 77AEDED94F229004F678ABD7AC7A8084A482C2E8123B66488835BEF22A966BFC0384CF5546DB800FBED4ABE8CEA204CCD9408D1D5489A91EDFEA3A90CF16B42D

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