Windows-11 Explorer-icon on desktop not moveable


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I am working with Windows-11 and i have on my desktop the Windows-explorer-icon
That icon is located on the bottom., left on the screen
I would like to move that icon to another place om my desktop, but when i have moved that icon, the next time i start my laptop, the icon is back to the old position
How could i fix that, thats my question,
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Try moving another icon other than explorer, restart, and see if its move sticks. I suspect it won't. Then try moving explorer icon, hit f5 which refreshes. Then restart. Does the move stick then?
 

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Dumb question: are you sure it is a shortcut instead of the actual .exe/executable file itself? Have seen users make that mistake and checking the Properties of it will verify one or the other.
 

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Hi,

I am working with Windows-11 and i have on my desktop the Windows-explorer-icon
That icon is located on the bottom., left on the screen
I would like to move that icon to another place om my desktop, but when i have moved that icon, the next time i start my laptop, the icon is back to the old position
How could i fix that, thats my question,
Thanks
Do you have auto arrange icons turned on. Right click on the desktop and look under View.
 

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All icons are moveable on the desktop, except the Explorer-icon
Pressinf F5 and restart does not solve the problem
I will try auto arrange icons, what you suggested, but right clik on the desktop does not show: View
 

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This is the default menu on the right-click of the Desktop:

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How did you create the shortcut?
 

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Auto arrange icons is not active
The explorer-icon on the desktop is indead a shortcut
All orher icons are moveable
I think i rest my case and leave it for what it is (is not an imported issue)
 

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I think i rest my case and leave it for what it is (is not an imported issue)
It would be interesting to find out why it can't be moved. :-)
 

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If you just install the "Classic Shell" you'll have better control over the look and feel of your OS.
I won't install Windows without it.

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I see the icon-shortcut points to: C:\Úsers\Demob\Desktop
I created a new explorer-icon ( a second one) pointing to: C:\windows\explorer .exe
and that second icon works exact as the old one and: this (2nd) icon does not change place when i start tht laptop again!!!!
 

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WinKey+R CMD enter
cd c:\ enter
cd C:\Úsers\Demob\Desktop enter
dir *.lnk enter (shows desktop shortcuts)
del *.lnk enter (replace the * by the name of the shortcut, otherwise it will delete all desktop shortcuts)
 

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What is the shortcut called?
A picture is worth 1000 words, post a screenshot if you can.

I wonder if it has something to do with that Removable Drives glitch!?!?!?
 

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