I had given up trying to make this particular drag and drop work (drag an explorer file or desktop icon to an old XP app to create a shortcut link in that app) when, fiddling around I discovered the Adminstrators 'super user' account; tried the drag and drop and it worked fine.
the symptom of 'Not Working' is that when the item is dragged to the app, the 'no entry' sign appears. There was a combination of settings (which I cannot reproduce) which showed a small + when dragged to the application but the drop still did nothing - no short cut icon appeared.
So what do I have to change in my normal user account (member of administrators) to make this drag and drop work?
I have tried 'Run as administrator' but that made no difference. Ive read about dropping to 'Run as User' apps from 'Run as Admin' apps but thats not the problem (at least problem occurs when app is run as user or run as admin)
I have tried 'Turning off UAC' but that made no difference.
So what else do I need to change?