Drag and Drop Not Working on Windows
The message “Drag and Drop Not Working on Windows” can be seen here.
Almost everyone uses the drag and drop functionality of the mouse to move or copy files and folders around on their computer’s desktop to organise their files and folders. An equivalent result is frequently obtained by right-clicking on a file or folder and then selecting Copy/Cut from the pop-up context menu that appears within the destination folder after the file or folder is selected. Despite this, many users find it simple to try to accomplish this using the drag and drop functionality because of its simplicity.
A glitch in the settings on Windows 7 and Windows 10 can occasionally cause this behaviour, where the drag and drop functionality appears to be lost. This is especially true after installing Windows updates on these operating systems. Users, on the other hand, have reported that a simple restart resolved the issue for them. As a result, before proceeding with any of the solutions, save this page to your computer’s bookmarks. After that, you’ll have to come back and restart your computer.
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Assuming that you have now rebooted your system and that this has not resolved the issue, you will proceed with the solutions listed below.
Solution 1: The Esc key Button Trick
This occurs in the majority of cases because, due to interference from another programme or service, a previous drag and drop operation becomes stuck within the windows memory and clogs the queue, preventing the drag and drop feature from functioning. As a result, we’ll make an attempt to cancel out the interference during this solution.
Navigate to the folder, icon, or file that you are unable to move.
While holding down the left click key on your keyboard, select the target file or folder and press the ESC (Escape) key on your keyboard. Determine whether or not the problem has been resolved by conducting a test.
Solution 2: Modifications to the registry
This may occur if you have used any customization software, or if you have customised your file explorer, in which case it is likely that the value of the attribute has been modified, which may be the cause of this issue. So, even if you haven’t done it yet, you should double-check the value to make sure it is what it should be before proceeding.
Solution 2: Registry Edit
To open the run dialogue box, hold down the Windows key and press R.
In the Run dialogue box, type regedit and press the Enter key. If the User Account Control warning message appears, select Yes from the list. A window with the registry editor will appear.
Double-click on the HKEY CLASSES ROOT key in the left pane to make it larger. Locate CLSID, which can be found beneath it, and double-click it to expand it even further. Locate and select the string 679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540c05aab6 from the CLSID drop-down menu. If you can’t find it, look for it. Hold down the CTRL key and press F. In the Find dialogue box, type 5540cc05aab6 and click Search. The Finder will then search for the file. The trail can be verified by looking at the status bar line at the very bottom of the registry editor once it has been located. It should be something like this: HKEY CLASSES ROOTCLSID679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540c05aab6
Using the appropriate pane, double-click on each of the attribute values to confirm that the value data is close to a0100000. It is possible that your problem is not related to the registry settings if there is no attributes value.
Solution 3: Uninstall Fences from Stardock
Fences may be a piece of software for organising desktop shortcuts and icons on a computer system. However, it has been reported that this software has significant compatibility issues with Windows 10. It is therefore possible to uninstall this because it is not yet completely compatible with Windows 10.
To uninstall it, hold down the Windows key while pressing the R key. Within the run dialogue box, type appwiz.cpl and then click on OK. The Programs and Features window will pop up as a result of this.
Fences can be found in the list below. Uninstall can be done by selecting it with the right click menu. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the process.
Now, pay attention to your desktop screen and right click on an empty space to start over. Select “View” from the pop-up menu and uncheck “Auto Arrange Icons” and “Align icons to grid” to make the icons appear in a different order.
Check to see if the problem has been resolved by restarting your computer. Fences will be reinstalled if you choose to do so at this time.