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    Unable to move desktop icons in 2009 Mac Mini

    I have a 2009 Mac Mini which has Mac OS X 10.7.3. Most of the time it works fine but I am facing an issue with its desktop icons. I am not able to arrange it by dragging. Even it is not allowing me to drag any Desktop Icons. When I try to drag any desktop Icons, it flashes an error "not allowed". What should I do? Is there any setting for the same?

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    arunwillbe1 Array
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    Re: Unable to move desktop icons in 2009 Mac Mini

    Hi friend,

    Don't for unable to move the desktop icons in your mac system.You can move this easily by once restarting the mac system.Follow the below steps to move the desktop icons from one place to another place.

    +++ Steps to move the desktop icons in mac system :

    1. If you are unable to move once check the moving app is in use.If it is in use then close it or restart the mac system once.

    2. After restarting refresh the mac system once.

    3. Now you will see the icons in your desktop screen.

    4. So,select the icon which you want to move.

    5. Hold this icon and drag it to another place where you want to place.

    6. After reaching the place release the button and refresh the screen again.

    Now your icons on desktop are moved successfully.

    Thank you....................

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    Re: Unable to move desktop icons in 2009 Mac Mini

    Hello Friend,

    Just Follow Some Steps Are :

    >> You Need To Scan The System Fully And Look Any Virus Issue In The PC Or Not
    >> If Not Than Restart The System
    >> After That Restarting You Have Open The Application Folder
    >> There You Have See All The Icons Of Software So Drag And Drop Any Other Place
    >> And If You Want The Deletion The Icon From The Desktop Than Select And Trash The Icon
    >> And Restart The PC Than Your Icons Are Copying Another Place And Also Deleted From The Desktop If You Need.

    I Hope That Info Is Usefully

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    Re: Unable to move desktop icons in 2009 Mac Mini

    Hello My Dear Dude ...


    Open the Home page first

    Then go to the View Menu

    After that go to Finder

    Then check the View Options








    There you need to Set your icons Arrange by Snap Grid


    There Rearrange the icon


    For that you need to Select None



    Hope It helps you


    VERY GOODLUCK

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    Re: Unable to move desktop icons in 2009 Mac Mini

    Hi,
    This is common problem in your mac system.This can be resolved by once restarting the mac system.
    Do the below things to for moving the desktop icons in your mac mini.
    After restart once refresh the home screen and select the icon which you want to move.After selecting hold it and drag to another place where you want to move it.
    After reaching the place remove the finger on mouse.Now your icon is moved successfully.
    If you can't move the icons once reset the mac system or update the firmware and try to move the icons again.

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    Re: Unable to move desktop icons in 2009 Mac Mini

    Hello,

    dear i will tell you the solution but for this you have to follow me as :
    1 go to the home screen.
    2 press right click on the empty space.
    3 thus refresh bar will be open.
    4 then select the view option and there you will see the unlock desktop icon option.
    And then select this option as all. That`s all.

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    Re: Unable to move desktop icons in 2009 Mac Mini

    first of all go to the home screen

    then right click on the empty space on desktop

    then list of option appear

    then select the view option

    then untick the auto arrange icon option

    then refresh the device and its done

    now you can move the desktop icon

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    Re: Unable to move desktop icons in 2009 Mac Mini

    Dear Friend..

    As far I have concern about this issue, then it might be possible that the icons of the screen has been locked by someone due to which dragging the icons are not possible and you get an error message.

    The solution for this issue is very easy, follow these steps:-

    1. Go to the screen.
    2. Make a right click on the blank space of the screen.
    3. When you do this, refresh bar has been open with so many options.
    4. Among them, you have to choose VIEW option and there you get the option to unlock desktop icons.
    6. When you do this, all the icons of the desktop has been unlocked and also unmark the auto arrange option.

    Now you can easily move icons anywhere on the screen.
    Hope you get it,

    Thank you..

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    Re: Unable to move desktop icons in 2009 Mac Mini

    Hi..........,

    Problem issue ----->
    * Virus issue in device.
    * Lack of the new virus definition in antivirus.
    * Device software problem.
    * No new update from long time.

    --> You meed to update the software soon.
    --> If no software is updated you will receive the problem.
    --> Also see that device has updated antivirus.
    --> Desktop icon must be a verified icon in device.
    --> If those icons are the sort cuts verify that there originals are not disturbs.
    --> Refresh the device and then restart it .
    --> For any technical fault you need to go to the service center.
    --> If your mac is too old the try to service the machine at service center.

    Thanks

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    Re: Unable to move desktop icons in 2009 Mac Mini

    Hello Sir,

    I think that you just have to follow me as below for the solution to your current query::::>>>>>>>>>

    STEP-1) FIRST OF ALL YOU HAVE TO RESTART YOUR DEVICE.

    STEP-2) NOW YOU HAVE TO TAP ON THE HOME SCREEN OF YOUR DEVICE.

    STEP-3) HERE YOU WILL GOT SO MANY ICONS ON YOUR DESKTOP.

    STEP-4) HERE YOU HAVE TO TAP AND HOLD THE ICON.

    STEP-5) AFTER THAT MOVE IT TO ANYWHERE IN THE HOME SCREEN.

    STEP-6) JUST LEAVE THE ICON AND YOU WILL GOT YOUR ICON WILL BE PLACED THERE.

    STEP-7) YOU CAN ALSO SORT OUT ALL THE ICONS ON YOUR DESKTOP ACCORDING TO DIFFERENT WAYS LIKE:::>>>

    ** BY TIME OF CREATE.

    ** BY NAME.

    ** BY SIZE.

    etc.

    I am sure that after doing the above you will got the solution to your current query.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Unable to move desktop icons in 2009 Mac Mini

    Hello*******
    Friend*******
    ++++++++++++Try this process for this issue++++++++

    ***********At first turn your mac system

    ***********under right click properties window open

    ***********here you will get more options

    ***********now go to graphic option

    ***********here display panel fit, rotation display options.

    *********** then go to auto arrange option

    ***********under click on auto arrange all icon automatic arrange in correct position

    **********Now when you select this options all icons which show in desktop arrange.

    *********** Now refresh your computer.

    *********** Now your problem solve.

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    Re: Unable to move desktop icons in 2009 Mac Mini

    If you are unable to move desktop icons in 2009 Mac Mini, to resolve it check out the below steps-
    • First you need to reach the desktop screen.
    • Locate the blank space on screen and make a right click there.
    • It will open the menu where you need to select the View option.
    • Here you need to unlock all the desktop icons and save the changes..
    • Now, you can move the icons.

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