Icons on mac desktop not moving


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How-to Mac. Jignesh Padhiyar. Last Updated: August 27, am.

Can't drag or drop my folders or files on Mac.

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The other option here is to locate the files and just make new shortcuts. Often when I see this when nothing has been altered the HD's Btree tables need repair. I would strongly recommend you boot up under an external disk and run Disk Utility to fix both the permissions and the drive. You may need to run it though a few times to get all of the errors fixed and you still may need to boot up under single user for the desktop to get rebuilt as well.

But before you do this make sure you have a good backup! Lastly, you may want to defrag your HD as the table maybe badly fragmented. I like Drive Genius , there are others but I've found this is one of the better ones. If you have a SSD you won't have fragmentation.

How To Move Icons On Mac Desktop To Left

Sorry, no easy way to explan. Maybe you will find creating new shortcuts easier. Open a new finder window of your HD, then use the search function to locate by name the different apps, drag copy using the shift to create new shortcuts on your desktop.

You may want to visit an Apple Store genius. If you need more help. Don't forget to check your drives health if the shortcuts did this on their own. Show 5 more comments. Josh Mac. If all of your icons have disappeared on your Mac chances are you simply moved to another desktop or workspace. Click on "Mission Control" or search if your dock is missing as well, here you should be able to see the desktop with the icons.

Hope this helps! Betsy G. No idea why they disappeared but I just dragged them back out of that folder and onto the desktop. Getting really frustrated with incomplete instructions. Glad it worked for you guys, but my desktop icons have disappeared No one else seemed to understand it was your actual icons missing, not that they didn't work. My desktop has gone missing twice.

how to move your icons/folder on mac desktop

Your fix was simple and easy to understand. It is al good now. Thanks so much.

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I know this is an old post but it saved me hours of frustration. Show 1 more comment.

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Charlie C. What worked for me on my Mac was just to go to Finder and open it.