Windows 10: Can't put any shortcut/file/folder into specific place on desktop.

Discus and support Can't put any shortcut/file/folder into specific place on desktop. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a strange problem, I can't put any shortcut/file/folder into specific place on desktop. That problem appeared after reinstalling my PC. I tried... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by DeividasX, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. DeividasX Win User

    Can't put any shortcut/file/folder into specific place on desktop.


    I have a strange problem, I can't put any shortcut/file/folder into specific place on desktop. That problem appeared after reinstalling my PC. I tried sfc /scannow but no results.
    Can't put any shortcut/file/folder into specific place on desktop. [​IMG]


    :)
     
    DeividasX, Jun 2, 2017
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  2. Can't put any shortcut/file/folder into specific place on desktop.

    You are giving me useless answers.
     
    DeividasNastajus, Jun 2, 2017
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  3. Jose Est Win User
    Can't put any shortcut/file/folder into specific place on desktop.

    Hi Deividas,

    Your concern is quite unique, were there changes made recently on your PC?

    Have you tried playing with the view options for your desktop?


    Can't put any shortcut/file/folder into specific place on desktop. [​IMG]


    Here are the steps you can try for you to be able to position your shortcut icons to your desired location on your desktop:

    • Right-click on your desktop and hoover your mouse on View.
    • Uncheck Auto arrange icons and Align icons to grid.
    • Try putting your shortcut to your desired location on your desktop.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Jose Est, Jun 2, 2017
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  4. Berton Win User

    Can't put any shortcut/file/folder into specific place on desktop.

    First thing I'd do is right-click the desktop/screen, choose View and pick something to change how the icons are lined up, especially if you can't add something to a different place like in the middle of the screen. Maybe turning the icons off then back on will refresh its 'mind'.
     
    Berton, Jun 2, 2017
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  5. DeividasX Win User
    Does not work...
     
    DeividasX, Jun 2, 2017
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  6. DeividasX Win User
    But it stops happening when I set icons to medium not small, but medium is too large for me...
     
    DeividasX, Jun 2, 2017
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  7. Berton Win User
    What is your screen resolution? Also, have you customized things to where text and icons are not at default, maybe 125% or 150%?
     
    Berton, Jun 2, 2017
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  8. DeividasX Win User

    Can't put any shortcut/file/folder into specific place on desktop.

    My resolution is 1280x1024 and my scale is 100%
     
    DeividasX, Jun 2, 2017
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  9. pepanee Win User
    Right click in the center of that red box you drew. Does the right click menu look like it has a "Delete" selection? If so, press the Delete with your mouse and see what ends up in the trash can.

    Or right click in an empty space on the Desktop > View > uncheck Auto arrange items if it's checked.
     
    pepanee, Jun 3, 2017
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  10. DeividasX Win User
    No results.
     
    DeividasX, Jun 3, 2017
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  11. Edwin New Member
    Is that as high as your resolution goes? (Recommended) Cuz your wallpaper doesn't look like its filled properly.


    Can't put any shortcut/file/folder into specific place on desktop. [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Jun 3, 2017
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  12. Bree New Member
    Is that as high as your resolution goes? (Recommended) Cuz your wallpaper doesn't look like its filled properly. It looks correct for a 4:3 screen, that wallpaper is designed to fit a 16:9 screen.
     
  13. Edwin New Member

    Can't put any shortcut/file/folder into specific place on desktop.

    Yeah. I was hoping! *Wink

    The OP will need to hold Ctrl key and scroll down one more mouse wheel increment.
     
    Edwin, Jun 3, 2017
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  14. DeividasX Win User
    My max/recommended is 1280x1024
     
    DeividasX, Apr 4, 2018
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