Desktop icons are the shortcut to the apps that you use on a daily basis on your Windows 10 PC/laptop. For instance, you may be using the Word file, Edge/Chrome browser, My PC, etc. regularly and having the shortcut icons on your desktop makes life easier for you.
The best part is, you can move the desktop icons and arrange them as per your convenience. However, there are times when the icons may stop moving, causing difficulty in arranging them as per your requirement. For instance, you are trying to drag the icon to another location and it simply doesn’t budge. Isn’t that frustrating? So, how do you fix that issue? Here’s how you can fix it easily.
How to Fix the Desktop Icons Not Moving Issue in Windows 10
Step 1: Right-click anywhere on the Desktop on an empty space and from the context menu select View. Now, uncheck the Auto arrange icons option from the sub-menu.
Step 2: Now, right-click again on an empty space on the Desktop and click Refresh.
It will refresh the desktop. You can now easily move the icons and arrange them as per your wish.
Step 3: If you want, you can also sort the arrangement of the icons based on Name, Size, Item Type, and Date Modified. Simply right-click on an empty space on the Desktop, select Sort by, click on any of the options as per your requirement.
Step 4: You can also view the desktop icons in different sizes, and also change the alignment of the icons or simply hide the icons. For this, right-click on an empty space on the Desktop, select View, now choose from and click on Large icons, Medium Icons, and Small icons, or uncheck Align items to grid, or uncheck Show desktop icons.
That’s it! You should now be able to freely move the desktop icons and even arrange them or view them based on your requirements.