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    Windows Explorer moving files

    Hey

    I am having problems moving files in windows explorer.

    When i want to move a file somewhere in windows it just springs back to its original place.

    I have looked at most settings in windows explorer and i cannot find out how to change this so i can move files around on my desktop.

    I am proberly looking over something simple can anyone help?.

    I am using windows xp.

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    AFAIK if you right click on your desktop and look in "active desktop" there is a option to lock the desktop...................is that checked?
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    Or try when you right click the desktop

    arrange desktop

    uncheck Auto Arrange.....

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    Originally posted here by nihil
    AFAIK if you right click on your desktop and look in "active desktop" there is a option to lock the desktop...................is that checked?
    No it is not checked.

    Originally posted here by morganlefay
    Or try when you right click the desktop

    arrange desktop

    uncheck Auto Arrange.....

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    No that does not work eithier.

    When i right click on the desktop and go to 'Arrange Items By' there is only one tick by 'Show Desktop Icons'.

    Any more ideas?.

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    Well i found this...try it....

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    a stupid question but you are loggen in under Administrator while trying to do this?
    I have had troubles before when i just used the Run As option, they would move, but then they would reappear to the original location, i then logged out and logged in the admin account and tried and they stayed in there new location.

    also maybe check the read write permissions in the folders properties menu

    f2B

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