How to Fix Can’t Move Desktop Icons on Windows 10


2. Auto-arrange Icons
  1. Right-click on a blank area on your Desktop.
  2. Hover on View.
  3. In the right pane, look for Auto arrange icons. If it’s checked, make sure to uncheck it.
  4. Hover on View, again.
  5. This time, check Align icons to grid.
  6. Move your icons anywhere on the Desktop.
Why can’t I move my desktop icons freely?
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. … You can now easily move the icons and arrange them as per your wish.