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.

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    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.


    eyore15, Sep 5, 2018

  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
  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.

    Divya Murugan, Sep 5, 2018
  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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