Can't drag and drop in Windows Explorer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Catt, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Hi, I recently changed my shortcut to open all of the folders on the C Drive
    when I open Windows explorer. It works fine, but when I open one of the
    folders I cannot drag and file out of it and put it in another folder. It's
    almost like the "folders view" doesnt' exist. In the old XP you had the
    folders on the right side and all of the folders in C: on the left. You
    could drag a file over and drop it in an existing folder, but now it just
    disappears when I open a folder on the right. There's no place to put it.
    Thanks
    Catt, Dec 9, 2008
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  2. On the bottom left of the left pane it says Folders and is highlighted in
    blue, with a small UP arrow across from the word Folders

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    "Catt" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi, I recently changed my shortcut to open all of the folders on the C
    > Drive
    > when I open Windows explorer. It works fine, but when I open one of the
    > folders I cannot drag and file out of it and put it in another folder.
    > It's
    > almost like the "folders view" doesnt' exist. In the old XP you had the
    > folders on the right side and all of the folders in C: on the left. You
    > could drag a file over and drop it in an existing folder, but now it just
    > disappears when I open a folder on the right. There's no place to put it.
    > Thanks
    Mark L. Ferguson, Dec 9, 2008
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  3. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Hi and thanks, but there is nothing like you described anywhere on the bottom
    of my screen. Could this have something to do with the fact that I cannot
    read the whole screen even when I clicked your reply in the newsgroup window?
    I had to scroll over just a little to read the rest of "notify me of replies"
    , e.g. But when I'm in Windows Explorer there are no scroll bars on the
    bottom or right in any case and there certainly are no options like you
    described. Further thoughts?
    Catt

    "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

    > On the bottom left of the left pane it says Folders and is highlighted in
    > blue, with a small UP arrow across from the word Folders
    >
    > --
    > Use the "Ratings" feature. It helps the new users.
    > Please use the Communities guidelines when posting.
    > http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/help_en-us.htm
    > Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP
    > https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Mark.Ferguson
    >
    > "Catt" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi, I recently changed my shortcut to open all of the folders on the C
    > > Drive
    > > when I open Windows explorer. It works fine, but when I open one of the
    > > folders I cannot drag and file out of it and put it in another folder.
    > > It's
    > > almost like the "folders view" doesnt' exist. In the old XP you had the
    > > folders on the right side and all of the folders in C: on the left. You
    > > could drag a file over and drop it in an existing folder, but now it just
    > > disappears when I open a folder on the right. There's no place to put it.
    > > Thanks

    >
    Catt, Dec 9, 2008
    #3
  4. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Hi, I just figured it out by searching around.....you click on the "organize"
    tab, then "Layout" and then click on the "Navigation Pane" that opens the
    folders in the left hand pane and you can commence dragging and dropping.
    Thanks for your reply.
    Catt

    "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

    > On the bottom left of the left pane it says Folders and is highlighted in
    > blue, with a small UP arrow across from the word Folders
    >
    > --
    > Use the "Ratings" feature. It helps the new users.
    > Please use the Communities guidelines when posting.
    > http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/help_en-us.htm
    > Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP
    > https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Mark.Ferguson
    >
    > "Catt" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi, I recently changed my shortcut to open all of the folders on the C
    > > Drive
    > > when I open Windows explorer. It works fine, but when I open one of the
    > > folders I cannot drag and file out of it and put it in another folder.
    > > It's
    > > almost like the "folders view" doesnt' exist. In the old XP you had the
    > > folders on the right side and all of the folders in C: on the left. You
    > > could drag a file over and drop it in an existing folder, but now it just
    > > disappears when I open a folder on the right. There's no place to put it.
    > > Thanks

    >
    Catt, Dec 9, 2008
    #4
  5. The only thing I can guess might be happening is your resolution is set too
    high for your video, and that you would then be trying to use 'full screen'
    for explorer, rather than in a window.

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    Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP
    https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Mark.Ferguson

    "Catt" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi and thanks, but there is nothing like you described anywhere on the
    > bottom
    > of my screen. Could this have something to do with the fact that I cannot
    > read the whole screen even when I clicked your reply in the newsgroup
    > window?
    > I had to scroll over just a little to read the rest of "notify me of
    > replies"
    > , e.g. But when I'm in Windows Explorer there are no scroll bars on the
    > bottom or right in any case and there certainly are no options like you
    > described. Further thoughts?
    > Catt
    >
    > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
    >
    >> On the bottom left of the left pane it says Folders and is highlighted in
    >> blue, with a small UP arrow across from the word Folders
    >>
    >> --
    >> Use the "Ratings" feature. It helps the new users.
    >> Please use the Communities guidelines when posting.
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/help_en-us.htm
    >> Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP
    >> https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Mark.Ferguson
    >>
    >> "Catt" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > Hi, I recently changed my shortcut to open all of the folders on the C
    >> > Drive
    >> > when I open Windows explorer. It works fine, but when I open one of
    >> > the
    >> > folders I cannot drag and file out of it and put it in another folder.
    >> > It's
    >> > almost like the "folders view" doesnt' exist. In the old XP you had
    >> > the
    >> > folders on the right side and all of the folders in C: on the left.
    >> > You
    >> > could drag a file over and drop it in an existing folder, but now it
    >> > just
    >> > disappears when I open a folder on the right. There's no place to put
    >> > it.
    >> > Thanks

    >>
    Mark L. Ferguson, Dec 9, 2008
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