Desktop icons are the shortcut to applications you use every day on your Windows 10 PC / laptop. For example, you might be using Word files, Edge / Chrome browser, My Computer, etc. regularly and having shortcut icons on your desktop makes your life easier.
The best part is that you can move the desktop icons and arrange them to your liking. However, there are times when the icons may stop moving, causing difficulties in arranging them according to your needs. For example, you're trying to drag the icon to another location and it just won't move. Isn't that frustrating? So how do you solve the problem? Here's how to fix it easily.
How to fix desktop icons not moving in Windows 10
Step 1: Right-click anywhere in the file Desk in an empty space and from the context menu select View. Now, uncheck the file Arrange icons automatically submenu option.
Step 2: Now, right-click again on an empty space in the file Desk and click To update.
It will update the desktop. Now you can easily move the icons and arrange them however you like.
Step 3: If you want, you can also sort the arrangement of the icons by Name, size, type of article, Y Modified date. Just right-click on an empty space in the file Desk, To select Sort by, click one of the options according to your needs.
Step 4: You can also view desktop icons in different sizes and also change the alignment of the icons or just hide the icons. For this, right-click on an empty space on the desktop, select View, now choose and click Big icons, Medium iconsY Small iconsor deselect Align elements to the gridor deselect Show desktop icons.
That is! You should now be able to freely move the desktop icons and even organize or display them according to your needs.