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Unable To Move Icons On Desktop


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#1 Dr. Dave

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 12:56 AM

I have a new problem. I am running Windows XP home edition on an HP 5280 laptop with 1.5 meg of memory. I had installed a program called "Registry Cleaner 4.0" , and the icons were suddenly locked into their positions; I could not move the icons, and cannot insert a desktop icon into a desktop folder. The icons will launch their respective programs, and when right-clicked, the menu appears as it normally does. Thinking that the problem was with the new program, I then uninstalled it. The uninstall process appeared to proceed normally. However, after uninstalling, the icons remain "frozen", are unable to be moved, do respond to a right-click, open their respective programs, but cannot be moved with the cursor. Anybody got any ideas as to what to do? Thank you.

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 03:50 AM

Did they some how get put in "Auto arrange"? Right click on the desktop, look at Arrange Icons by and make sure the auto arrange is not checked. :thumbsup:
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#3 Dr. Dave

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 03:49 PM

:thumbsup: Good idea, but it didn't work. The auto arrange icon wasn't checked. I even tried to uncheck the arrange to grid checkmark, and that made no difference. I'm at a loss, unless I use "restore", amd just forget about the Registry Cleaner program that I paid $30. for. Grrrr.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 04:12 PM

Hi Dr. Dave,

Did you purchase Registry Cleaner 4.0 from Tucows Downloads?
They have limited time money back guarantee.

Satisfaction Guaranteed - If you are not 100% satisfied with your Registry Cleaner, simply contact us within 30 days for a full refund.


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Reflect, repent, and reboot.
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#5 Dr. Dave

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 04:20 PM

Hi Dr. Dave,

Did you purchase Registry Cleaner 4.0 from Tucows Downloads?
They have limited time money back guarantee.

Satisfaction Guaranteed - If you are not 100% satisfied with your Registry Cleaner, simply contact us within 30 days for a full refund.



:thumbsup: No, unfortunately I bought it directly from Zoombli (Yeah, I'd never heard of them either). I downloaded it, and it apparently worked fine (found some errors in the registry, fixed them, and everything worked fine). Then, I got a hard disk from them, thought I'd run it again, it found one additional error, and then froze up. That's why I'm considering "restore".

Edited by Dr. Dave, 25 June 2007 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2007 - 04:40 PM

If you right click desktop then properties, desktop tab, customize, then on the web tab there is a check box marked "lock desktop items". Make sure it is cleared.
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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:50 PM

If you right click desktop then properties, desktop tab, customize, then on the web tab there is a check box marked "lock desktop items". Make sure it is cleared.



Sorry; that's cleared also. Frustrating, ain't it?

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 03:16 AM

You could try the following fixes from Kelly's Korner.

Enable/Disable Desktop Icons - #72 on the left.
Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar - #195 on the right.
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 03:14 PM

try using unlocker you can download it from here its surpriseling good

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