I just updated from windows 8 to 8.1 when the update finally took and finished rebooting my icons were rearranged. Now my desktop icons are locked and I can’t arrange them the way i want.
right click on desktop empty space there go to View then uncheck Auto arrange icons
auto arrange and auto align are off the icons will move where ever i want while in safe mode but as soon as i go back windows 8.1 moves them where ever it wants
open metro desktop click on setting and on the search type fix and repair problems a new interface will open click on Run Maintenance tasks.
if this do not fix
1) type cmd then choose run as administrator
2) on the black board type sfc /scannow and hit enter wait to complete
3) type chkdsk /r and hit enter wait to complete
see if this will fix the problem
Icons change incorrectly in Windows
I don't have Fences installed and suffered the same problem. Luckily I found a fix:
That's it. (Well, it worked for me)