Annoying, infrequent pop-up errors in Explorer during drag-and-drop

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Harry Greer, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Harry Greer

    Harry Greer Guest

    This happens maybe once a week or so while moving files:

    1. I left or right click and start to drag some file.
    2. As I'm dragging it and BEFORE I let go of any mouse button a popup
    dings saying "Error" and mentioning a directory such as
    C:/Users/Harry Greer/Cookies.
    3. The dialog has to be dismissed and the operation retried.

    There are a few patterns:

    1. It always seems to be a drag from a window near the right side of
    the screen to a window further left, or from a window into its own
    folder-tree display at its left. Left-to-right and vertical drags
    never trigger this.
    2. The named directory is always in my home directory and is one of
    those odd-behaved shortcuts introduced in Windows Vista -- most
    commonly, Application Data but sometimes Cookies or My Documents.
    3. It's never the source or destination of my mouse drag. At most
    the mouse may have passed over it without the held button being
    released, so the system should not be attempting to move or
    copy the file there even if it did.
    Harry Greer, Nov 22, 2010
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