Lost Control of Desktop Icon Placement

  FredM 11:03 30 Jan 05

I am truly stumped! Whilst copying files into a folder with Win98SE fully updated, all my desktop icons migrated to the left hand ssction with automatic placement and I can no longer move them into other parts of the screen.

I am certain that it is a windows file thing. Rolling back the registry to an earlier functional date doesn't work. Completely removing my Matrox G550 and re-installing doesn't work either.

How do I regain control please?

  ACOLYTE 11:09 30 Jan 05

Have you right clicked the desktop and tried unticking Auto arrange? in "arrange icons by" if its ticked that is.

  Dorsai 11:11 30 Jan 05

Try right clicking on an epmty area of the desk top. then hover the mouse pointer over 'arrange icons by' you should then get another menu, make sure 'auto arrange' and 'align to grid' are not selected.

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