Misbehaving Desktop icons


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John O'Boyle

I'm running Windows XP pro. I must've changed a setting somewhere
because all of a sudden when I try to move an icon from the desktop into
a folder on the desktop, the icon gets moved into the folder but remains
visible on the desktop. Normal behavior, of course, is to have the
icons disappear into the folder. Has anyone a clue as to what I need
to do now to get it to revert to its proper behavior?

Thanks.

John O'Boyle
 
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Johnw

John O'Boyle wrote :
I'm running Windows XP pro. I must've changed a setting somewhere because
all of a sudden when I try to move an icon from the desktop into a folder on
the desktop, the icon gets moved into the folder but remains visible on the
desktop. Normal behavior, of course, is to have the icons disappear into the
folder. Has anyone a clue as to what I need to do now to get it to revert
to its proper behavior?

Do you really mean icon?
 
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Terry R.

The date and time was Friday, May 01, 2009 11:50:44 AM, and on a whim,
John O'Boyle pounded out on the keyboard:
I'm running Windows XP pro. I must've changed a setting somewhere
because all of a sudden when I try to move an icon from the desktop into
a folder on the desktop, the icon gets moved into the folder but remains
visible on the desktop. Normal behavior, of course, is to have the
icons disappear into the folder. Has anyone a clue as to what I need
to do now to get it to revert to its proper behavior?

Thanks.

John O'Boyle

Hi John,

You state the icon gets "moved", but remains. That would actually be a
copy, correct? If you click on the Desktop and press F5, does the icon
disappear? If you drag the icon over the folder, does a + appear on the
icon? If the folder is located on a different drive than the icon, the
default is to copy. If the folder is located on the same drive as the
icon, the default is to move.

If you right click on the icon and drag it onto the folder and select,
Move Here, does it move? I always use right-click and drag, so I can
make sure what action I want to happen.


Terry R.
 
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John O'Boyle

Terry said:
The date and time was Friday, May 01, 2009 11:50:44 AM, and on a whim,
John O'Boyle pounded out on the keyboard:


Hi John,

You state the icon gets "moved", but remains. That would actually be a
copy, correct? If you click on the Desktop and press F5, does the icon
disappear? If you drag the icon over the folder, does a + appear on the
icon? If the folder is located on a different drive than the icon, the
default is to copy. If the folder is located on the same drive as the
icon, the default is to move.

If you right click on the icon and drag it onto the folder and select,
Move Here, does it move? I always use right-click and drag, so I can
make sure what action I want to happen.


Terry R.


I'm not sure how or why, but the problem has gone away this morning.
Apparently a reboot took care of it. Thanks for your input.

John O'Boyle
 
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Nate Grossman

John O'Boyle said:
I'm not sure how or why, but the problem has gone away this morning.
Apparently a reboot took care of it.

As it often does. Remember that.
 

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