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Q: Drag and Drop

An alumni of mine asks for help and I can't.

He has Win 7 Home Premium
Windows Live Mail 2009
He has Hotmail configured into WLM as a POP protocol account. Hotmail is his default account. He has no other account in WLM.

His problem :

He cannot do Drag&Drop.
He tried to drag an e-mail out of WLM and drop it to the desktop.... no go.
He tried to drag and drop an e-mail directly from WLM into Documents folder .... no go either.
In both cases he saw a black circle with a black line across ( like a stop sign in black ) when he started the drag and drop. He ignore it and proceeded to drop ..... nothing

Any suggestions ?

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A: Drag and Drop

I can't remember where I saw it, but I had this in my notes so I'll post it for you in the hope it helps.

Launch IE8 or IE9, whichever you're using.

Navigate to Tools>Internet Options>Security Tab and uncheck Enable Protected Mode. Ignore the UAC warning then click Apply.
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A:Drag and Drop

What browser and OS are you using? I just tried it in both FireFox and IE on Win 7, left-clicked on the image and dragged the image to my desktop. Worked fine for both.

If you want the image to actually display as your background image, that's a different question. In that case, in either FireFox or IE, right-click on the image and select "Set as background".
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I got a new Lite on CD/DVD recorder with Nero OEM software.

I am Running WIN XP Pro.

All functions run OK with Nero.

Useing WIN XP Pro I can drag and drop OK to CD-RW, but not to DVD-RW.

When I try the DVD-RW, get msg saying to load media .

Is this a Windows or drive problem?

Thank you

A:DVD drag and drop


From Microsoft Windows XP site:

"Windows XP doesn't contain built-in support for burning DVDs. However, Microsoft plans on including built-in support for DVD write capability in the next version of Windows."

You'll have to use Nero.
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This just started happening last Saturday evening After boot up the following occurs on my XP Professional System A When I hit the quot Start quot button the menu will not stay on but flashes on and off If I use the quot Windows quot key it displays properly B I can receive e-mail but can t open it Outlook Express It acts as if there is no internet connection but the lights Won't and drag drop on the router say otherwise C Drag and Drop doesn t work for e-mail or files folders etc D If I go to quot Control Panel quot and go through the process as if I want to set up Won't drag and drop a Won't drag and drop new connection I will get to the point where the Wizard recognizes there is already a connection After canceling my option to continue the set-up my ability to open email and get online is restored and the quot Start quot button will work properly E Drag and Drop still will not function F I went back to a quot Restore Point quot before these symtoms started and it did not change anything G The Bold Italiac Underline etc functions do not work on this note Don t know if it is related to my problem or not but it might help to know about it Gratefully David F Forness nbsp

A:Won't drag and drop

For openers, let's run spybot and adaware [gotten from links below]. After that I also suggest running Hijack This[link below] then follow the below instructions fully, and post the log in this thread, whereupon it'll be analysed by those-in-the-know here and then appropriate fixes will be suggested..

follow the next instructions on posting the Hijack This log here;

It’s very important that you save the log to its own permanent folder on your hard drive, such as Program Files/Hijack This, or My Documents/Hijack This, (NOT a temporary files folder) or you may loose the ability to undo any changes you make, so that it can create proper back-ups and be able to restore them if necessary.

Close all open windows/and any open web browers and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”. Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad. Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.

DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET;- Await further analysis here.
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QUESTION? What program or file must I have installed in order to utilize the DLA of drag/drop?

A:Using Drag and Drop.

You must had some UDF packet writing software installed previously. What ever it was it has to be reinstalled to do as you want.

Here are some packet writing software:

1. IBM DLA, developed by IBM (free)
2. Drag-to-Disc (DirectCD), developed Roxio
3. InCD, developed by Ahead

Maybe this will work.
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I think i might have been caused because of a recent graphics card driver update, but im not sure.

I have tried using a corded mouse ( I am currently using a wireless usb), disabling my display adaptors, and I even checked if my drag and drop was enabled through the start button properties.

One wierd thing about my computer is that it wont boot unless a corded keyboard and mouse is hooked up....I do use a wireless usb set up though.

When i turn my computer on , through a restart or shutdown, my start button wont stay up after i click nor can i type anything.

I know this is a complicated complaint, but i appreciate any help.

A:drag and drop

do this registry setting:
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Hello Everyone

It seems that i am the only one with that Problem. At least i never found anything about that problem on any Forum.

I have Vista Home Premium 32bit for a couple of months now. And the Drag and Drop never worked and still does not work. I mean it doesn't work at all!!

I allways have to right click, copy, and paste any file. This is getting realy anoying.

Any ideas? Or am i just do stupid...

A:Drag and Drop

Originally Posted by Mojito

Hello Everyone

It seems that i am the only one with that Problem. At least i never found anything about that problem on any Forum.

I have Vista Home Premium 32bit for a couple of months now. And the Drag and Drop never worked and still does not work. I mean it doesn't work at all!!

I allways have to right click, copy, and paste any file. This is getting realy anoying.

Any ideas? Or am i just do stupid...

I'm guessing you're trying to drag file from a folder onto another listed in the folder tree. That particular operation is problematic at best! This is because the folder tree in Windows Vista Explorer is depreciated, and no is longer really suited for primary navigation as it was in XP and older versions of Windows.

If you open two different folder windows and try to drag and drop betwen them, does this solve your problem?
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A:Drag & drop

Hello PCsurfer

First of all check if "drag and drop" is enabled.
Both the options below should be checked.

Right-click the Start button, choose Properties, and click Customize. If you?re using the default Start menu, click the Advanced tab and then, in the Start Menu Items box, select Enable Dragging And Dropping. (If you?re using the classic Start menu, in the Advanced Start Menu Options box in the Customize Classic Start Menu dialog box, select Enable Dragging And Dropping.)

There is another setting for "Drag and Drop" in your IE options. Open IE > Tools > Internet Options > (tab) Security > (button) Custom Level and scroll down to "Drag and Drop or Copy and Paste Files" (under Miscellaneous).

If that does not help, try this fix. Be sure to select the fix for XP

Scroll down to "Drag & Drop Fix. Win 2000, Win XP"
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A:I can't drag and drop?...

Did you try restarting?
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A:Drag and Drop

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You may want to go to control panel, mouse, then change then adjust the double click speed. Try to slow it up, see if that helps
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Whether the option"Enable Connext menus and dragging and dropping" is checked? If not, right click on the Taskbar > Properties > Start Menu button > Customize > check the box" Enable context menus and dragging and dropping" > OK > Apply. You might have to reboot.
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A:drag and drop

Not sure what your asking here by default when you drag and drop it moves or copies the file you can change the behavior by holding down cntrl or shift key the effect default actions
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A:Drag and Drop

Start > Settings. Check that Drag and Drop is enabled in the Taskbar and Start Menu settings dialog.
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A:drag and drop

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A:Drag and Drop?

Did you try left clicking on the file, dragging it to where you want it and after letting up on the mouse, and choosing move here?
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A:Can't drag and drop

The error is from Symantec (no surprize there). If you have their internet security suite, try uninstalling (and reinstalling, if you need it).

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A:Can't Drag and Drop

Originally Posted by Dbytes

I have an Acer Extensa 5430 Laptop running Windows Vista 32 bit. I cannot seem to drag and drop on this computer - it always copies the file and then I have to go back and delete the original. Is there a setting somewhere that I can change so that it's moving the file instead of copying?

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A:Drag and drop?

Quote: Originally Posted by ACWN

With XP and Vista (which I had up until this morning) I was able to drag and drop images from IE into Photoshop and Word. I cant seem to do that now.

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Hi and welcome

Sure it is. Did you update or clean install? did you associate PS3 with the image extension?

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A:Cannot drag and drop

Is Your windows 8 Or Windows 7 Os....

Windows 7 Os..

Click on Start -------
Click on Search And Programe File Place------
Type Cmd........
Then.. Found Cmd .......
Right Click On The Cmd ......
Run As Administrator.........
Now Command Prompt Open......
Type On It.... SFC /Scannow
Hit Enter.....

Wait While All Process Will Not Completed Perfectly.....

Windows 8

Windows Key + F
Search Cmd
Right Click On It...
Run As ADministrator

Same Process Which I mentioned Above..


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Hi Pankie... - line 233 on the right hand side.

Merge the registry entry, reboot and post back please. Not sure if it's for folders/files or the start menu but even if it's not the one you need, it won't cause any problems.

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You may want to post this in the "Am I Infected?" forum.
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Might be a virus. Scanning time.
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Hi -

but can't drop them into folders.

A small question, and that is about all I have, Are the folders that you trying to drop into "active / current programs" ??
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Heres a youtube video if my explanation is difficult to understand.

Issue - YouTube

Should also add:
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:Edit 2:
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A:Drag and drop on the desktop

mjpzx2 said:

Also he says he gets errors about his touchpad so could that be the problem?

Or is it some drag and drop option somewhere prohibiting it's use apart from in the short term?
Click to expand...

No, I don't believe that either of these things are the cause of his problems.

mjpzx2 said:

Is it because it restored because important hidden files were deleted?
Click to expand...

That does certainly sound like a possible cause of this. If I were you, I would just make sure the you set the OS to hide the hidden files (lol, dumb way to say that) so they don't make him want to delete them again.
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Try right click the word start,properties,start menu ,customise,

advanced .

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Hi Ih808,
I am Shahiruddin from the dell social media and community team.

Hello, first thing I would request you to do, would be go into safemode and give computer a good complete scan with your antivirus/antimalware. If your computer shows clean, you might want to try
the next step:
Right click on the Start button and click on Properties.
. Click on the Start Menu button.
. Click on Customize
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. Check if the issue is fixed if not try the next step.

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Thanks & Regards
Dell Social Media Responder
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Quote: Originally Posted by justalogin

I have a 1 Tb internal HDD and my old 500 Gb WD Ext HDD. Recently I moved some of my folders from the Ext Drive to the Internal Drive. That was when I noticed that Win 7 allows Drag n Drop [MOVE] within the same drive, but Drag n Drop becomes [COPY] across different drives. I know this is really not a huge issue but I'd like to know if there's some way I can Drag n Drop [MOVE] files across different drives.

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So much for Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate being the same

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A:How to fix this drag and drop/UAC issue?

You can try compatibility mode. I said "try" because it might or might not work.

You'll need to specify, in what i found out, Windows XP SP3 compatibility and see if that alone (no run as admin) will do better.
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Our two year old DELL bought the farm, and it has been a joy trying to save and move files that we can find. When trying to drag from MY DOCUMENTS to a CD-R disc, we get an error message " Windows does not support this CD-R format."
Does this make sense to anyone out there?
Also seems like in the past before we could Drag and drop,somewhere--I dont know where- we had to click on DLA.
Can someone out there set me straight on the click by click for dragging and dropping? On the DLA, seems like I remember that it said only one drive could have this designation.
It would be nice to get this thing up and running for my grandkid.

A:Drag and drop problems.

DLA is for formatted cdrw disks.Dragging and dropping is to formatted rw cd's otherwise I would suggest using recordnow Max to move files to cdr since it has to be onboard.
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Many months ago a thread was posted on these forums regarding an inability to right click on the start menu, and in effect not allowing the user to sort his start menu effectively. 3 weeks ago I installed servicepack 2, and this problem decided to invade my once perfect workspace. After investigation and coming up with an appropriate solution, I set out to remedy my issue.

The saviour it seemed, was to be located in the "taskbar and start menu" properties, under customize (for the xp menu, not classic), in the advanced tab. After asking around, I determined that something was missing. In the start menu box, I was told there was an option to "enable drag and drop". Alas, as you can clearly see in the attached picture, it is not :(. Nor is it a stand alone option.

Any help regarding where on earth my little drag'n'drop friend has gone would be much appreciated :~)


A:Drag'n'drop option gone~

it puzzles me that much too :(
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Drag and drop not working, when I may able to drag a shortcut to desktop but cant drop any file to any software and browsers like chrome.

when I do so the mouse pointer turn into to NO symbol

A:Drag and Drop not working

Have you tried the Solution in the Link below ...

Drag and Drop Not Working in Windows 7 - Microsoft Community
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I am using Win7 Ultimate 64bit on a HP Touchsmart. Drag & drop is not working for some reason & I have tried all the fixes like holding the mouse button & hitting escape but nothing works. I have a Logitech Trackball mouse but I tried another mouse with the same results. I hope someone can help me with this.

A:Drag & drop not functioning

I use 2 methods for diagnosing such a problem, first is to reboot into Safe Mode and try to drag and drop a file in Windows Explorer and the other is to boot to a Linux LiveCD/LiveDVD and do the same, should confirm or eliminate whether it's a hardware issue.
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ok, I'm a desktop publisher/graphic designer by trade. and i damn well can't drag and drop files from explorer into photoshop or illustrator, or Filezilla for uploading.

a quick fix i did was to give my major programs admin rights (*.exe > RMB > properties > compatibility "run this program as an administrator")

this seems to work but it is fussy as to when it wants to work 100% of the time.

Also any programs that need to run as xp compatible (eg: yz-dock) can not have the drag and drop ability as they in turn are running at xp compatible being a "child" as it were of yz-dock. once the same shortcut is on the works ok.

NB: my design programs are in the task bar/quickstart area and not on yz-dock. hence my concerns.

anyone got any workarounds/solutions for this?

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For a few weeks now i havent been able to drag and drop items/icons from my desktop to another desktop folder

I completely forgot how to check and see if d&d was disabled

thanks for the help