Windows 10: Drag and Drop partially stops working

Discus and support Drag and Drop partially stops working in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; This has been going on for a little while now and I can't seem to figure it out, but my drag and drop appears to stop working, but only in certain... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by infinity_9, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Drag and Drop partially stops working


    This has been going on for a little while now and I can't seem to figure it out, but my drag and drop appears to stop working, but only in certain ways, and requires reboot to fix.

    1. The computer works normally when freshly started
    2. At some point with no noticeable trigger, this behavior starts
    3. I am unable to drag files in the Explorer was trying too drag and drop into After Effects
    4. I am unable to drag files on the desktop
    5. I am unable to drag tabs in Firefox
    6. I am unable to drag elements in After Effects
    7. I am ABLE to drag whole windows around to reposition


    The only thing that temporarily fixes it is a restart. I have tried crashing and restarting Explorer to no effect, and looked at the registry for any errors but found none. Multiple mice have been tried with the same behavior across the board, wired or wireless.


    Please help.


    -i9

    :)
     
    infinity_9, Feb 25, 2021
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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, Feb 25, 2021
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    drag and drop suddenly stopped working.
     
    MattRessBF, Feb 25, 2021
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  4. TinoArts Win User

    Drag and Drop partially stops working

    Drag and drop stops working at random

    Drag and drop functionality stops working at random. Sometimes it works for a whole day, sometimes it stops working after an hour of PC usage. I can't drag any file in explorer, nor in my desktop. And drag and drop functionality stops working in some apps
    as well (including Photoshop and Illustrator, which is a killer since I work as a designer).

    So far I haven't found any other solution than a full restart.

    I have tried the following:

    1. Restarting, killing the explorer.exe process
    2. Disabling any process/service that might have something to do with it
    3. pressing the ESC key (I found this solution online, it worked for many)
    4. killing the Synergy process (worked for many as well, but I don't have Synergy even installed)
    5. Editing the EnableLUA registry (worked for many as well)
    It is really time-consuming when I have to restart the machine, with many huge work-in-progress documents, Chrome tabs and programs opened.

    Do anyone know what the issue might be?

    Thank you very much.
     
    TinoArts, Feb 25, 2021
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