Desktop Icons Locked (Stacked) on Hard Drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by urbinajm, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. urbinajm macrumors newbie

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    For some reason, my desktop icons are stacked on my hard drive. I am able to drag the items to the trash or another folder but I cannot move them to another location on the desktop. I did check the "get info" on the desktop and the "locked" option is not checked. Any file that I download or save immediately appears in the top right corner of the desktop on top of the HD icon. Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening? :confused:
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Try checking the view options, default keyboard shortcut is :apple:+J. Make sure the grid spacing isn't wonky, its typically 48x48 I think.
     
  3. urbinajm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Desktop Icons Locked

    Thanks! That helped..I messed with the grid and now the icons are not stacked, but I am still unable to move or drag and drop the icons. Any ideas? :)
     
  4. urbinajm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah ha! Problem solved...for now anyway. Icons were arranged by "kind", I changed that setting to "none" and now they are free! Thanks a bunch!
     

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