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Unable to Drag & Drop files in Windows 8

Posted on 2013-02-01
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Hi all,

I have no idea why but I can no longer drag & drop files within Windows 8 anymore!
Does anyone have any idea as to what I may have done?

Thanks,

James
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I had the same problem and This solution worked for me.
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Ummm, I did find that link earlier, but it hasn't changed anything  :-(
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by:McKnife
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Hi.

Could you for a start tell us what is happening, when you try?
Please also try it in safe mode and in normal mode with another user profile.
No 2nd user? Create one.
Can't get to safe mode? -> http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-boot-into-windows-8-safe-mode/
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The symptoms were that I could happily click an icon, open, copy etc... Problem is it would not let me drag it's location!

Just tried the same thing again and it is working again??? I have the same applications open and have not logged out.

Only thing that I did was allow Remote Access for "INTERACTIVE" and "SYSTEM"

Very strange!
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Jatkin, sometimes problems come and go. What if it returned? You finalized the question.
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