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Windows 8 Drag and Drop files ERROR

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    Windows 8 Drag and Drop files ERROR


    Please Help I am extremely frustrated. I have Windows 8 [haven't upgraded to Windows 8.1 yet] and the past few days I am having ALL kinds of problems.
    [1] My ability to drag and drop files and folders is no longer working.
    [2] Things are opening on one click, even though I disabled that feature and set it for double clicking only
    [3] I can't grab and move windows that are open, it won't allow me to do that.
    [4] I also just noticed that a lot of programs that have a drop box, when I click on them, it doesn't drop the box, it just blinks down and then off...so you can't select anything.

    I'm not getting any error messages. I tried the two things listed as far as registry editing...but the one that shows the drag and drop isn't even in my registry editor anymore....so I can't change it from 0 to 1 -- it's no longer there.

    Also I tried to follow another suggestion [thinking it might be a virus] which stated to shut down windows restore first. When I did that it deleted all previous restorations so I can't even go ahead and try to restore.

    Lastly, I do have an ongoing antivirus and spyware...both of which I run on a daily basis....

    Please help though!!

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  2. #2


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Hi ishfemale34, run the update to win 8 (win 8.1), and there is a really good chance it will correct the problem. If you feel it may not then go into Control Panel and choice "Recovery" and choice a recovery point prior to the problem and reset your computer; if that doesn't work the go into PC Settings and attempt a refresh. Ensure that you save all your work and files you want to keep to an external device prior to doing any of the above. . .Good Luck, and BTW, Welcome to the Eight Forums. . .
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    so sad to here you deleted all recovery points [a bad restore point is better than no restore point ]you got bad advice on that one in my opinion .
    try running system file checker , check tutorial . if that doesn't help you may need to do the refresh as Lee suggested .and good luck
    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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