Cannot reposition desktop icons

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  1. jtpcamp

    jtpcamp Honorable Member

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    I upgraded to Win 10 64 and had a few bumps but one I have not figured out is on Win 7 I could reposition my desktop icons wherever I wanted. After the upgrade I had the same desktop as I had on 7 where I could use all desktop icons as normal but found I can not move/reposition them. It seems not to be allowed.

    Does anyone know how to reposition the desktop icons in the classic desktop in Win 10???
     
  2. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    • Right click empty spot on desktop
    • Click View
    • Uncheck Auto arrange icons
    • (OPTIONAL) uncheck Align icons to grid
     
  3. jtpcamp

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    Thanks for the try but didn't work. Nether option was checked. When I try to move icons I get a circle with a diagonal bar across it. Also when I click a blank spot there is no view, just "arrange by".
     
  4. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    Are you able to add new icons?
     
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    Yes. I can create, click on and delete icons. Just not move them.
     
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    I fixed my issue with help from Microsoft. It was a program called "Fences" that was the problem and uninstalling it fixed the problem.
     

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