Windows 10: Can't put any shortcut/file/folder into specific place on desktop.

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  1.    03 Jun 2017 #1

    Can't put any shortcut/file/folder into specific place on desktop.


    I have a strange problem, I can't put any shortcut/file/folder into specific place on desktop. That problem appeared after reinstalling my PC. I tried sfc /scannow but no results. Click image for larger version. 

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  2. Berton's Avatar
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       03 Jun 2017 #2

    First thing I'd do is right-click the desktop/screen, choose View and pick something to change how the icons are lined up, especially if you can't add something to a different place like in the middle of the screen. Maybe turning the icons off then back on will refresh its 'mind'.
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  3.    03 Jun 2017 #3

    Berton said: View Post
    First thing I'd do is right-click the desktop/screen, choose View and pick something to change how the icons are lined up, especially if you can't add something to a different place like in the middle of the screen. Maybe turning the icons off then back on will refresh its 'mind'.
    Does not work...
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  4.    03 Jun 2017 #4

    But it stops happening when I set icons to medium not small, but medium is too large for me...
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  5. Berton's Avatar
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       03 Jun 2017 #5

    What is your screen resolution? Also, have you customized things to where text and icons are not at default, maybe 125% or 150%?
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  6.    03 Jun 2017 #6

    Berton said: View Post
    What is your screen resolution? Also, have you customized things to where text and icons are not at default, maybe 125% or 150%?
    My resolution is 1280x1024 and my scale is 100%
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       03 Jun 2017 #7

    Right click in the center of that red box you drew. Does the right click menu look like it has a "Delete" selection? If so, press the Delete with your mouse and see what ends up in the trash can.

    Or right click in an empty space on the Desktop > View > uncheck Auto arrange items if it's checked.
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  8.    04 Jun 2017 #8

    pepanee said: View Post
    Right click in the center of that red box you drew. Does the right click menu look like it has a "Delete" selection? If so, press the Delete with your mouse and see what ends up in the trash can.

    Or right click in an empty space on the Desktop > View > uncheck Auto arrange items if it's checked.
    No results.
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  9.    04 Jun 2017 #9

    DeividasX said: View Post
    My resolution is 1280x1024 and my scale is 100%
    Is that as high as your resolution goes? (Recommended) Cuz your wallpaper doesn't look like its filled properly.

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       04 Jun 2017 #10

    Edwin said: View Post
    Originally Posted by DeividasX My resolution is 1280x1024 and my scale is 100%
    Is that as high as your resolution goes? (Recommended) Cuz your wallpaper doesn't look like its filled properly.
    It looks correct for a 4:3 screen, that wallpaper is designed to fit a 16:9 screen.
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