Items not showing on desktop when dragging and dropping Solved


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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
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    Items not showing on desktop when dragging and dropping


    If I drag and drop an item to the desktop as the last item (see the attached pictures for an example of what I mean) it will not show up on the desktop, I don't even get that little white line showing where the item is going to be placed and regardless of what I do I can't see the item -- not a refresh, not a restart of the computer, etc. -- the only way to see it is to actually browse to the desktop folder in Explorer. If I drag and drop it to any position other than under the last item it will show on the desktop as expected.

    This just started happening and I can't think of anything I've done that would have caused it. Does anyone have any ideas how I can fix this?

    Thank you!

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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
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    No one has any ideas? I'd really like to resolve this as it's quite frustrating.
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    The white line suggests you have turned on 'Auto arrange icons'. I have just turned it on and seen some similar 'odd' effects. Try right-clicking on the Desktop and un-ticking View > Auto arrange icons.

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    That did it, thank you! It's odd as I've always had "Auto arrange icons" on and never had this issue until I reinstalled Windows 10 just the other week. Thanks for the help!
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    Maniac9978 said: View Post
    That did it, thank you! It's odd as I've always had "Auto arrange icons" on and never had this issue until I reinstalled Windows 10 just the other week. Thanks for the help!
    I've not used it much, but it used to work correctly as I recall. Seems like a recent update may have introduced a bug....
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