Windows 10: Desktop Icons Won't Move

Discus and support Desktop Icons Won't Move in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I can't move my desktop icons. Auto-arrange icons is off Align icons to grid is off When I click on the icon; nothing happens. There is no... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by eyore15, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. eyore15 Win User

    Desktop Icons Won't Move


    I can't move my desktop icons.


    Auto-arrange icons is off


    Align icons to grid is off


    When I click on the icon; nothing happens. There is no error message


    It was working properly earlier today


    I can open folders; I can open files on the desktop and with folders on the desktop. I can delete files on the desktop. I can create new folders on the desktop.


    Ideas?

    :)
     
    eyore15, Sep 5, 2018
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  2. Remove Linux Desktop Icons

    I am not sure whether this will work (Ubuntu does not have icons like that on the desktop by default), but I suggest opening the trash bin and sweeping the icons into the window showing the trash bin.
     
    Peter1986C, Sep 5, 2018
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  3. Desktop Icons Won't Stay Put

    Hi Laurie,

    As per the issue description I understand that you are facing issues with desktop icons.

    I suggest you try the following step in order to arrange the icons.

    • Right click on the desktop.
    • Click on view
    • Check the option auto arrange icons.
    Let us know if this helps.

    Thanks.
     
    Divya Murugan, Sep 5, 2018
    #3
  4. Desktop Icons Won't Move

    Desktop Icons

    Hello Glenda,

    Share this information to assist you better.

    • Is the issue particular to the Comcast?
    • Have you installed all the pending updates?
    • Did you try changing icons of other shortcuts?
    Follow the steps and check if it helps:

    Step 1: Press Windows+I to open Settings panel, and click
    Personalization to access Personalization settings.

    Step 2: Tap Change desktop icons on the top left in the Personalization window.

    Step 3: In the Desktop Icon Settings window, select the icon of
    This PC and click Change Icon.

    Step 4: Choose a new icon from the list, and tap OK.

    Step 5: Click OK to confirm the change.

    Let us know the status of the issue.
     
    Rakesh Narayanaswamy, Sep 5, 2018
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