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Cannot drag files

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Cannot drag files


    I updated to windows 8.1 yesterday and now I can't drag anything. I have tried everything I think, but it won't drag..Restore would probably work but I don't want to that

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    open a elevated command prompt and try SFC /scannow
    maybe .

    i installed win8.1 update yesterday and all seems ok for dragging and dropping for me , did you restart the computer a few times since the update
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Cannot drag files


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    open a elevated command prompt and try SFC /scannow
    maybe .

    i installed win8.1 update yesterday and all seems ok for dragging and dropping for me , did you restart the computer a few times since the update
    It seems can drag everywhere but on my desktop. Is there a fix for that?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    what are you truing to drag and drop ,what error message do you get when it fails
    Last edited by caperjack; 19 Oct 2013 at 07:24.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    ware you truing to drag and drop ,what error message do you get when it fails
    It doesn't give an error message. Whenever I try to drag a file on my desktop a black circle with a black line shows up under my arrow It moves when I move the arrow but that's it
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    FYI, it works for me in Win 8.1:

    Click image for larger version

    Seems like many issues are cropping up after the 8.1 uopgarde and many are fixed via carefully executing the steps in this tutorial:

    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

    No harm in trying the above so good luck.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    FYI, it works for me in Win 8.1:



    Click image for larger version

    Seems like many issues are cropping up after the 8.1 uopgarde and many are fixed via carefully executing the steps in this tutorial:

    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

    No harm in trying the above so good luck.
    I tried all of the above and I still can't drag and drop on my desktop. I don't want to think about reinstalling. I really don't know what to do now
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  8. #8


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    Posts : 6
    Win 8.1 Pro


    HI Guys / cazador31


    Same issue can Drop & Drag everywhere accept Desktop !!!
    I have tried all the UAC config and registry hacks but nothing is working???
    Has anybody fixed the issue yet?

    I also tried above but didnít work :|(
    Last edited by thorrrr; 19 Oct 2013 at 06:37.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    i don't know of a fix ,if you tried sfc /scannow and it mad no difference ,not sure what else to try ,but if a lot of people have same issue and fix will come soon im sure ,I searched internet but find no people looking for answer to this issue with win8.1
    in the meantime try creating a new folder on the desktop and drag and drop files into it if you need to have them on the desktop
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  10. #10


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    i don't know of a fix ,if you tried sfc /scannow and it mad no difference ,not sure what else to try ,but if a lot of people have same issue and fix will come soon im sure ,I searched internet but find no people looking for answer to this issue with win8.1
    in the meantime try creating a new folder on the desktop and drag and drop files into it if you need to have them on the desktop
    I solved the problem. I am using fences..I upgraded fences and now drag and drop works on my desktop. I want to thank you for all you did
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