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?

  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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