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Windows 7: Drag and Drop Problem Windows 7


06 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Drag and Drop Problem Windows 7

I have just been using my computer and all of a sudden i noticed that i can't drag and drop anymore. I am currently running Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1. User Account Control is turned off and i have tried using another mouse and that's got the same problem.

I am only dragging and dropping from one folder to another on windows.

When i try and drag the files a black circle doesn't come up, just nothing happens.


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06 Mar 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

I think I have seen this behaviour before when some Windows updates are pending? Do you have any outstanding updates?

Regards,
Golden
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06 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Just done a check and my windows is up to date.
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06 Mar 2011   #4

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

If you're having folder issues try the following...

1, Open up explorer (in any folder).
2, Click Organize then Folder and Search options
3, In the View tab click Reset Folders

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Now try the process again and see if it has been resolved.


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06 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Have you tried refreshing the loacation you have dropped the file? Sometimes explorer just needs to be refreshed. Click on the directory you dropped the file, and press F5. Does it show up?
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06 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7
 
 

@orbital - Just done that, still experiencing the problem.

@electrotune1200 - Tried that and still not working.

I have restarted my PC and i am still experiencing this problem.
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06 Mar 2011   #7

 
 

Have you installed any new software shortly before the problems occurred?
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06 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7
 
 

I was running this and i tried to update it from a old version i had and it said invalid key or something like that.

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Thats all i remember doing before this problem happened.
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06 Mar 2011   #9

 
 

1 thing you could try is to uninstall it and try the copy process again. If the problem persists then you at least know it's not the software you installed.
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06 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7
 
 

It's not a install, it's just a application file. I will delete all the files from it and try to drag and drop again.
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