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    Drag and Drop on XP SP3 desktop broken

    Hi all,

    Symptoms: when trying to left-click a file and drag it to a folder, the folder with the focus does not highlight and does not accept the file to be dropped. Instead, the target folder "jumps" out of the way in an endless cat and mouse game.

    My reading on the net has led me to try numerous repair scripts (Kelly's Corner) but nothing has worked. I've been through everything I can think of, including ticking drag and drop in the Start menu etc

    This problem also affects the recycle bin.

    There are other ways to save a file in a folder but drag and drop is the fastest and handiest.

    Any brilliant (or otherwise) suggestions much appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Did this just start happening?

    Was this after an update?

    Have you added any new hardware or software recently?

    Joe

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    Thanks Joe,

    AFAIK 'it' just started happening. No new hardware or software.

    John

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    Have you tried a system restore back to a point in time when it was working?

    Joe

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    Go to Start | Programs | Accessories | System Tools | System Restore.

    Choose a date and time to restore to when you know the system was working properly. Windows will reboot and restore the system to that time.

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    Ok. System Restore I don't use. Even if I did, what would I learn? Nothing.

    Better you be straight with me and say "We don't know is going on with your problem, better use the big fat ugly resource hog System Restore".

    Thanks anyway
    Last edited by Just Plain Fred; 2012-06-24 at 17:27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzo View Post
    Ok. System Restore I don't use. Even if I did, what would I learn? Nothing.

    Better you be straight with me and say "We don't know is going on with your problem, better use the big fat ugly resource hog System Restore".

    Thanks anyway
    System Restore is a means of undoing damage caused by errant programs, or in some cases, an AV update. It's got me out of trouble on more than one occasion and I'd certainly wouldn't refer to it as a 'resource hog'.

    In your particular case, it would be a means of reverting to the time when your system was working properly.

    But without knowing your surfing habits, which programs you have installed, how you handle system security etc., it's impossible for us to determine what the problem might be based on the scant data you've provided.
    Last edited by Just Plain Fred; 2012-06-24 at 17:27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzo View Post
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    Symptoms: when trying to left-click a file and drag it to a folder, the folder with the focus does not highlight and does not accept the file to be dropped. Instead, the target folder "jumps" out of the way in an endless cat and mouse game.
    (---CLIP)
    This sounds like the "MAGISTR" virus to me...

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