Windows 10: Drag and Drop in MS Edge

Discus and support Drag and Drop in MS Edge in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I see quite a few persons have complained that MS Edge does not allow one to drag and drop a URL onto say the desktop. I personally have no issues... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Geoff Daniell, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. Drag and Drop in MS Edge


    I see quite a few persons have complained that MS Edge does not allow one to drag and drop a URL onto say the desktop.

    I personally have no issues with it, but am trying to understand the reason why the alternatives to do this in MS Edge are relatively complicated when compared to what can be done in other browsers. I have reviewed the tutorials on the subject that I could find.

    best

    Geoff

    :)
     
    Geoff Daniell, Jun 22, 2016
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  2. TJMac Win User

    How to import IE Favorites into EDGE

    Had same issue. MS needs to have a drag and drop so you can either open both browsers and move them, or drag and drop the favorites from a folder on the hard drive into the Edge Favorites window.

    Or have the Edge favorites folder visible in Explorer and copy the favorites into that folder as I did with Vista and W7.

    Major drawback.
     
    TJMac, Jun 22, 2016
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  3. It is now March of 2017. Microsoft Edge still does not allow drag and drop to desttop. All answer seem be in 2015. How about an update to to this q

    When will there be an answer to the long awaited ms edge to allow drag and drop to desktop. It is now March of 2017. The latest info I can is from 2015!
     
    francestmeyers, Jun 22, 2016
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  4. Mystere Win User

    Drag and Drop in MS Edge

    Well, the short answer is "Because Microsoft hasn't yet written the code to do it".

    The longer answer is that Edge is a Universal app, and as such has certain restrictions on what it can do. Universal apps don't use traditional ".lnk" files, which is what would have to be generated to create the shortcut. This also means that .lnk files cannot point to universal apps. This is also why the start menu doesn't have an easy way to drag and drop icons like the old menu, and you can't just go to a location in the filesystem to get access to shortcuts to these kinds of apps.

    In general, shortcuts as we know them will eventually go away.
     
    Mystere, Jun 22, 2016
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  5. Thank you for the response. more to work through an understand.
     
    Geoff Daniell, Apr 5, 2018
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