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Ryujin Feb 22, 2006, 07:32pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 22, 2006, 07:34pm EST

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I can't seem to move my desktop icons around anymore.
I wanted some Icons to the left and some to the right

What I have on the right click part on the desktop is

Align to Grid and Show Desktop Items

I have WindowsXP Prof sp2


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MSI K9N4 Ultra-F Socket AM2
Windows XP SP2
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2 (65W)
120gb harddrive @ 7200 rpm
1024mb PC5300 DDR2-mushkin Enhanced Performance
HIS Hightech ATI Radeon x1600xt 128mb PCI-E16x
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Reason   Feb 22, 2006, 11:57pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
that's weird. this is what i have:
http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/807/optionscr1fe.jpg

can you take a screenshot and post it?

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Brandon Kite Feb 23, 2006, 12:27am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
Do the icons work?

make sure you have Show Desktop icons, Someone could be pulling a prank on you. Change the backround too and see what happens.

Ecosse Feb 23, 2006, 07:41am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
I got rid of all my icons and now have a nice clean area - with hidden toolbars at the far right and the top.

http://tinyurl.com/pawl8

Looks like someone's been messin and hid somethin' there.

Ecosse

Specs here > > > > > http://tinyurl.com/ecosse08
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Ryujin Feb 23, 2006, 11:44am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
It works now, all I did was restart the computer...

In reply to the people who said it might've been a prank:

It wasn't because the Icons were clickable, I was able to select and drag, but I couldn't.

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MSI K9N4 Ultra-F Socket AM2
Windows XP SP2
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2 (65W)
120gb harddrive @ 7200 rpm
1024mb PC5300 DDR2-mushkin Enhanced Performance
HIS Hightech ATI Radeon x1600xt 128mb PCI-E16x
Rooin Feb 23, 2006, 02:36pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
welcome to Winblows

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Plug & Play Feb 23, 2006, 03:01pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!

If you right click on the desktop and go to arrange icons, take it off AUTO ARRANGE and you can do what you like with them.

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Ryujin Feb 23, 2006, 08:46pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
too late, and it was off

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120gb harddrive @ 7200 rpm
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A_Pickle Feb 23, 2006, 08:51pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
You use toolbars! Mahaha! Me too!

-Pikl

mike carr Aug 29, 2008, 04:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
Hello to all,

I am a tech at WIU and ran into this same problem.
1st uncheck auto arrange and align to grid
2nd make a new folder on the desktop
3rd open up the new folder
4th place some of you icon in the folder by drag and drop
now you should be able to move the other desktop icons around.
5th move the icons that you put into the new folder back onto the desktop
6th you are done

RauL GoNzaLeS Feb 27, 2009, 09:32am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
Hello!i have the same problem..i've tryied in your way..but it doesn't work..when i try to drag &drop on the new folder..it doesn't work..:(...what can i do?plz help

marie weeks Sep 20, 2011, 10:28am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
thank you 'plug & play' thats the answer i was looking for!

Ste Heath Jan 23, 2012, 03:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
Haha I've just had this problem too, I thought I'd sign up to the site to post my reply just in case anyone was as stupid as me. Anyway, I encountered this problem because my wallet was on my "Esc" key. The simplest of things!

mike carr Jan 26, 2012, 06:15pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
Hi, you need to replace you desktop.ini file with a fresh one and then you will be able to move your icons anywhere on your desktop, if you have anymore problems, just give me a e-mail and ill try to help you out.

Arthur Dent Jan 31, 2012, 08:29pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons! .... FOUND THE PROBLEM !!!!!!
You are going to feel as dumb as me when I tell you what the problem is as to why the desktop icons won't move and they jump back when you try to drag them. I spent an evening trying to cure identical problem; I did a system restore, virus scan, operating system re-install, the whole nine yards. Nothing worked. Out of my frustration, I slammed my mouse down and suddenly the problem was gone. It's a faulty sensor inside the scroll wheel of your mouse which is locking up the "drag" function. Spin the wheel around a couple times on your scroll mouse or try another mouse. Bingo, problem gone !!!!!

Barry Symmons Feb 14, 2012, 10:26am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
Fantastic Scroll wheel did it for me problem has been bugging me for two weeks on two computers using the same mouse (Dumbo) thanks a million :)

pollo star Feb 29, 2012, 05:19am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
Right click on the desktop
click " arrange icons"
and make sure "auto arrange" is not checked.

Bryan Chung Oct 25, 2012, 07:39pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
I have the same exact problem! I'm not sure when it started for me, but I think it was when I defragmented my computer.:(

Sufian LAU May 05, 2013, 11:22am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
Yes, slam the mouse. It WORK for me too. Thank you very much:)

kOrny May 07, 2013, 06:09pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
The desktop wallpaper could be a screenshot of your desktop when it had the icons... x)

Rob Hoy May 28, 2013, 12:00am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Can't move desktop icons!
A single 'middle click' on the scroll wheel fix it for me. Thanks.


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