Windows 10: Have lost ability to move files, folders, windows; can't select text;

Discus and support Have lost ability to move files, folders, windows; can't select text; in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; OS 2004 version 19041.685 I can not move any of my files or folders. When I open something I can not move the window. Google Chrome will not open.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Nikilet, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. Nikilet Win User

    Have lost ability to move files, folders, windows; can't select text;


    OS 2004 version 19041.685

    I can not move any of my files or folders. When I open something I can not move the window. Google Chrome will not open. I've tried a system restore to the day before this happened, which would have been 1/5/2021 and it completed successfully but did not change this situation.

    Right now I am going through some instructions found at Cant move desktop icons or drag and drop files - Microsoft Community
    I am running sfc /scannow for the second time. I ran it once and it reported that there were some files that had been replaced or fixed. Before I could take a screenshot of it something happened and the screen turned white and I didn't get it, so I'm running it again to see what happens.

    I just discovered I can't select text. I also can not change my desktop background or theme. I can select it and it appears to be selected, but it does not change. When I click on a link in my email it does not take me to it.

    Previous to this happening I was watching a video on YouTube about Blake Sheldon and Amanda Lambert. I had put it on pause and left to do something. When I came back the video picture had changed so I just closed it out and then discovered I couldn't move my files and folders.

    I just thought of something else I did before I started watching that video. I received instructions through an article I get on how to keep the taskbar from being hidden, so I applied those instructions, and it did work. But maybe that is what has screwed things up. These were the instructions I followed: When a Program Window Covers the Taskbar Cloudeight InfoAve (thundercloud.net)

    :)
     
    Nikilet, Jan 7, 2021
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  2. 95Viper Win User
    95Viper, Jan 7, 2021
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  3. Arul_D Win User
    File selection lost continuously

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your concern here in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 Family.


    • Are you trying to access detail pane under view tab or right click on the file and select properties and details?

    • What are the steps you have followed to open the details view?
    I would suggest you open the folder which contains PDF files and click on view and check details pane and check if you are able to get the details view.

    Reply us back with the required information. We will be glad to assist you.
     
    Arul_D, Jan 7, 2021
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  4. YIN
    Yin Win User

    Have lost ability to move files, folders, windows; can't select text;

    Looking for a program which grabs folders\files and converts it into text

    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for a program which lets you pick a folder and grabs all the files\folders names and puts it in a text file.

    I'm not sure if that makes sense, sorry if it doesn't.
     
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