Windows 10: How to lock desktop icons in place?

Discus and support How to lock desktop icons in place? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; All I found so far by Googling was that one should set 'arrange icons to a grid', or similar. That option is already enabled. In fact, the only icon I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by martinlest, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. How to lock desktop icons in place?


    All I found so far by Googling was that one should set 'arrange icons to a grid', or similar. That option is already enabled. In fact, the only icon I have on my Windows 10 desktop is the Recycle Bin, but any time other icons or folders are placed there temporarily, it is shifted around and is no longer where I want it, in the top left-hand corner, when the other items are deleted after use.

    Is there a way to lock the Recycle Bin icon where I put it, so that it doesn't keep getting pushed around like this?

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    martinlest, Oct 14, 2018
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  2. koolking Win User

    lock Win 10 desktop icons in place

    Hello,

    I need to lock my icons in place but can't find where to do that. I followed the instructions in your knowledge base but there was no option available as described. Here is what I tried:


    • Right Click on desktop screen.

    • Place the cursor on View.

    • In drop down menu, select auto align and check.
    There was no "auto align" option available. I tried "auto arrange" and that shifted all my icons to the left side of the screen. I need to lock them in place where I put them.

    How can I do that?

    TIA,

    kk
     
    koolking, Oct 14, 2018
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  3. Locking/pinning Windows 10 desktop icons in place

    This made them "auto arrange". It was backwards from what I wanted to do (really!). We want to LOCK our icons in the place WE WANT THEM. Please tell us how to do that and KEEP them WHERE WE WANT THEM. Thanks
     
    Senterlane, Oct 14, 2018
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  4. How to lock desktop icons in place?

    Desktop Icons Locked in place

    I just upgraded to Windows 10 and all my desktop icons are locked in place & I cannot move them. How do I go about unlocking them so I can arrange the icons?
     
    MattFrysztak, Oct 14, 2018
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