Windows 10: Drag and drop often does not work from one program to another

Discus and support Drag and drop often does not work from one program to another in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When I try to drag and drop files to copy, move them to another program or a link from the browser to a file manager to copy the link location and so... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Spoilo, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Spoilo Win User

    Drag and drop often does not work from one program to another


    When I try to drag and drop files to copy, move them to another program or a link from the browser to a file manager to copy the link location and so on it often is not possible (sometimes it works, sometimes it does not, although the programs always are the sames), this sign is often shown:

    Drag and drop often does not work from one program to another gyWkgOl.png


    How could I make it work always?

    :)
     
    Spoilo, Nov 21, 2020
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  2. 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, Nov 21, 2020
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    drag and drop

    I suggest to look at this site:

    Drag and Drop not Working Fix

    Regards,
     
  4. Drag and drop often does not work from one program to another

    Surface Book Touchpad - Drag & Drop not working in Outlook 2016

    Hi Rainer,



    Allow me to assist you.



    A quick question before we proceed.



    What happens when you try to drag and drop attachments in Outlook 2016?



    Let’s start Outlook in Safe Mode following steps mentioned below, then try drag and drop an attachment
    and verify the result.

    * Hold Windows key + R.

    * Copy and paste, or type the following command in the Open box, and then press
    Enter


    Outlook /safe

    Note: There is a space between Outlook and ‘/’.

    If Outlook works as expected in safe mode, disable the add-ins by following steps mentioned below and determine the problem causing add-in.

    a) Click on File menu, click Options, Add-ins, Go button besides Manage: Com-in Add.

    b) Check if there are add-ins listed, clear the checkbox.

    c) Close the Office program and restart it.

    d) Enable each add-in one at a time, restart the Outlook, and repeat the above procedure. If the issue reappears again, it will help you to determine which add-in is causing this issue.

    Hope it helps fix the drag and drop. Try the suggestion and let us know the result at your earliest convenience.
     
    Joy Kemprai, Nov 21, 2020
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