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    Cant drag and drop

    I have a PC that for some reason wont let me drag and drop files. I can cut and paste files but when i try and drag and drop them to the desired location nothing happens. is their a setting on windows that i'm not aware of that can turn this feature on and off? Please can any one shed any light on this before i reinstall the PC.

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    Right click the Start button and choose Properties

    For the Windows Start Menu, click Customise > Advanced tab and tick Enable dragging and dropping

    For Windows Classic, click Customise and tick Enable dragging and dropping

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    thanks but

    Thanks for the suggestion but that option is only for the start menu, it doesnt affect dragging files from folder to folder.

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    3rd file down contains reg files, merge and all should be fixed

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    Copy this into notepad and save as draganddrop.reg

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "Start_EnableDragDrop"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoChangeStartMenu"=dword:00000000
    After you've run the file, you may need to restart. Could you also check the Escape key isn't wedged down? This also stops you from dragging and dropping



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