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Decktop icons cannot be dragged

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    Decktop icons cannot be dragged


    This problem appeared about two weeks ago where nothing could be dragged to a folder or grouped topically. Clicking auto arrange made it worse by clumping all icons to the left and staying there.
    System restore did not help. Please advise. Screen shot added, but seems to be too small to help you.
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    Last edited by sbhayden1; 03 Jul 2015 at 20:09. Reason: Add screen shot

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Post a screenshot of your View settings.
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    windows 8.1

    Drag icons


    I tried to post a screenshot, but don't know if it worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhayden1 View Post
    I tried to post a screenshot, but don't know if it worked.
    Try saving it as a jpeg this time, some png files get messed up when posting.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Is anything checked in Sort By ?

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    Screen shot


    No, that is not what I have. I will try again
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    Sorry to keep you hanging and thank you for your patience with me. I have a son coming over who can get his hands on this, but failing that, he can at least help me send you an intelligent reply. Bill
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    Screen shot of win 8.1 desktop


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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    What is Sort by like ?

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    Sort by


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