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Right click desk top; uncheck Arrange Icons By->Align to grid.
> I've got an XP SP2 machine that I can't move the desktop icons.
> I've already checked the obvious things, "Auto Arrange" and the "Lock
> Desktop items".
> CHanging these items makes no difference.
> I've also tried changing the folder views in C:\Documents and Settings\All
> Users, as well as under my own profile. I have all the current SP2 updates.
> Tried changing permissions, etc.
> This just started happening a few days ago.
> Thoughts? Glimmers of hope without a re-install?