New icons won't go where they're told

By on March 6, 2012 5:41:38 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

MasterSemaj

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Pretty new to this program but it looks simple enough yet it doesn't seem to work. :/

I've set All new icons to go to a specific fence (which isn't full or anything) as well as tried checking the specific file types (pictures, music, downloads, etc) to go there, but nothing seems to work and they all appear on the desktop outside of the fences.

Is there something I'm missing here? I hope someone here can help.

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March 6, 2012 9:59:33 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Can you take a screenshot of your rules settings?

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March 7, 2012 4:57:20 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Setting 1: First specific settings. Does not work, any new files created/saved to the desktop appear outside fences on the desktop.

 

Setting 2: No specific file types selected, just relying on the general "By default" rule sending new icons to specific fence.

They do not go there, again they go to the desktop outside the fences.

 

3rd Setting: Just activate everything in the specific file types section. To no effect, any and all new created, saved and downloaded items
do not go where they are told, they appear on the desktop outside the fences.

Finally, the only thing not show is I have the box ticked for "Keep rules applied at all times".

 

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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March 7, 2012 7:51:43 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Definitely odd...  Can you also post a screenshot of the "Change the order in which rules are applied" settings?  I just want to rule anything out there.  Also, do you have any other software installed that might be butting heads with Fences?  Anything that deals with the Desktop, or explorer?

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March 7, 2012 6:48:48 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

It's easier to just say that the "Change the order in which rules are applied" section is in the same order as the specific file types list shown in the above screenshots, the order is the same as that.

The only other program I have running that somewhat involves the desktop is Object Desktop, only being used to change file icons and that's it.

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March 8, 2012 1:50:33 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Any kind of Security software?  Is UAC turned on or off?

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March 9, 2012 4:53:02 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I have an anti-virus program, but there's been no conflict with that at all.. and what's UAC?

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March 9, 2012 12:51:52 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

UAC is User Account Control, which is the thing that asks you if you're sure you want to do something or run something on your computer.

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March 9, 2012 5:13:23 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Oh that, yeah that is active, but it's never come up since I first started using Fences.

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March 13, 2012 1:33:24 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I have this exact same problem... Have you figured out how to fix it?

Ps.: I also use RocketDock.

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March 13, 2012 1:36:43 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting MasterSemaj,
I have an anti-virus program

For completeness sake, try adding exceptions for Fences (and its dlls) and see if that helps.

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March 15, 2012 6:03:48 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Tried setting that up and it has made no difference. Icons still don't go where they're set to...

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March 15, 2012 8:11:55 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

At this point, I would send an email to support@stardock.com and list everything you've tried.  We'll need to take a closer look.

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March 15, 2012 3:12:01 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Ugh... well I guess I'll try emailing. This is proving to be more hassle and dragging out longer than it's worth.

Thanks for your time anyway.

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