Windows 10: Drag and drop stops working randomly

Discus and support Drag and drop stops working randomly in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Im on the latest version of Windows 10 and this has been happening for a long time now where randomly the drag and drop of files stops working. The... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Skareel1, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. Skareel1 Win User

    Drag and drop stops working randomly


    Im on the latest version of Windows 10 and this has been happening for a long time now where randomly the drag and drop of files stops working. The only way I can get it to work again is to restart the computer. I've tried sfc /scannow, restarting explorer.exe, and a few other things I don't remember off the top of my head. Any ideas on what is causing this problem? It's really annoying having to close all of my stuff out and restart every time this happens.

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    Skareel1, Nov 22, 2020
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    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 22, 2020
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    drag and drop suddenly stopped working.
     
    MattRessBF, Nov 22, 2020
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  4. TinoArts Win User

    Drag and drop stops working randomly

    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, Nov 22, 2020
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