I'm looking for an app to backup desktop icons, layout, background, etc, I was able to do it with genie backup manager in the past, which was an app to backup outlook express data and had that as an option too, is there any app to do just that (backup desktop icons, layout, background, etc)?

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DesktopOK can store the layout of desktop icons It allows you to store them in files or in an internal list.
I don't think it also stores background images. Unfortunately it does not seem to store the shortcuts themselves.

  • this doesn't save the shortcuts, is there anything that can save the shortcuts too?
    – patrickdrd
    Feb 23, 2019 at 17:01
  • You're right. I always thought it diod but just verified that it indeed does not. I edited my answer above.
    – user45615
    Feb 23, 2019 at 20:10
  • nevermind, I copied them manually
    – patrickdrd
    Feb 24, 2019 at 21:07
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    @patrickdrd and Erik. Welcome to Software Recommendations! I see you are both new here. If either of you find the question or answer worthy, you can upvote it. Feb 25, 2019 at 0:29

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