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Just been upgraded to Windows 7. How do I move the Desktop icons freely and how can I place them where I like?

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Maybe you have "auto arrange" set.

Try this: right click on the desktop and click "View" from the resulting menu. Then uncheck "auto-arrange icons" You should now be able to move the icons freely.

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Try unchecking "align icons to grid"

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Can you expand upon this? Thanks. – bwDraco Sep 26 '15 at 1:07

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