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Drag and Drop problems

By Thornscythe
Jan 14, 2007
  1. I'm running Windows XP Home Edition SP2 fully updated.

    All of a sudden I'm no longer able to drag and drop files through buttons on the toolbar. Normally I drag a file to a folder button on the toolbar, the folder maximizes and I drop the file in. Now, the folder button depresses, but doesn't maximize. It used to work fine, but has just stopped. Any thoughts on this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Posts: 260

    I think you may have the W32.Blaster.Virus that is also associated with moving web content on desktop/folders.

    Look at this for details


    p.s Can you still copy and paste files?
     
  3. Thornscythe

    Thornscythe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, I can still copy and paste.

    I tried the Blaster removal program, and it says that Blaster wasn't on my system.
     
  4. Hatrick

    Hatrick TS Rookie Posts: 90

    I googled {"drag and drop" +XP} and found plenty of fellow sufferers. You can try that if this suggestion doesn't work:-

    Shutdown - remove mouse - reboot - plug in mouse and let Windows detect it.
    It seems to have worked for some.
     
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