Windows 10: Can't drag, drop or mark with left mouse key

Discus and support Can't drag, drop or mark with left mouse key in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; This started earlier today. The clicking still works with no issues, but everything that requires holding the left mouse key down has stopped working.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Eomyst, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. /u/Eomyst Win User

    Can't drag, drop or mark with left mouse key


    This started earlier today.

    The clicking still works with no issues, but everything that requires holding the left mouse key down has stopped working. I searched online and found many solutions, none of which worked for me. Restart explorer.exe, DISM command, changing EnableLUA in registry settings etc. I suspected it had to do with a windows update, so I restored my computer to a point about a week ago, which didn't solve it either.

    I have a temporary fix by switching which mouse key is the primary, but that's not optimal...

    Has anyone else had this? If so, please help!

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    /u/Eomyst, Feb 5, 2020
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  2. Drag and Drop


    When using "Drag and Drop":
    • "Alt + left mouse button" to create a Link/Shortcut
    • "Ctrl + left mouse button" to Copy the file
    • "Shift + left mouse button" to Move the file
     
    lehnerus2000, Feb 5, 2020
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  3. Drag and Drop

    Hi Charles,

    the steps you suggested didn't work for me but, when pressing the escape key it somehow expanded the drive and by using drag and drop to the single file in the list worked.

    In the past I could drag and drop multiple folders onto the drive on the network computer(s). Doing it on individual folders will take far too long and time consuming and is not an option.

    Microsoft should be able to identify what is blocking it and issue a fix.

    My machine is multi boot so tomorrow I will try with Windows 7.

    Many thanks for your help,

    Deric
     
    DericStain, Feb 5, 2020
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  4. Can't drag, drop or mark with left mouse key

    drag and drop stopped working

    Hello MattRessBF, my name is Irisdiel and I am an independent advisor.

    Down below I have listed a method that should help with your drag and drop issue.

    Method: The solution: Left click a file, keep the left click pressed and then hit the

    Escape key

    When drag and drop doesn't work, left click a file in Windows Explorer or File Explorer, and keep the left click mouse button pressed. While the left click button is held down, press the Escape key on your keyboard, once. Release the left click mouse button.

    If that solution didn't work then another possible issue could be with your mouse driver.

    A link that may help you with more information with your mouse driver id down below:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17417/...

    Thank you and good luck.

    Regards- .
     
    Irisdiel H, Feb 5, 2020
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