Drag and drop

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Daze N. Knights, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Daze N. Knights

    Steve Jain Guest

    Right, but unless you've disabled UAC then you're not really running
    with admin privileges. If you disabled UAC then both your desktop and
    VPC are running with administrator privileges. In this scenario you
    should be able to drag and drop.

    A simple way to see if you're actually running with admin privileges
    is to open a cmd prompt, if you see "Administrator:Command Prompt"
    then you really have admin privileges.

    But, for instance, if you didn't disable UAC, and set the VPC shortcut
    to run in compatibility mode with the privilege level set to
    administrator, then you won't be able to drag and drop. I ran into
    this scenario. Not running VPC with admin privileges will allow drag
    and drop but can have other effects on your VMs, depending on when
    they were created. I have UAC enabled and I am not running VPC as
    administrator, this allows me to drag and drop successfully...but I
    needed to modify some of the VPC files for my VMs to be able to launch
    them again after removing the administrator privilege from VPC.

    Clear as mud? ;-)
    Steve Jain, Dec 4, 2007
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  2. You were right that my command prompt didn't id me as an Administrator.
    So, I turned off UAC, rebooted, found that the command prompt now id'ed
    me as Admin, fired up my VPC with XP, and discovered that I still
    couldn't drag and drop.
    Daze N. Knights, Dec 4, 2007
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  3. Daze N. Knights

    Paul Adare Guest

    Not really sure that I did much to help but glad to hear you've got it
    Paul Adare, Dec 4, 2007
  4. You told me what I needed to know. :)

    Daze N. Knights, Dec 4, 2007
  5. I just regained my ability to drag and drop files between guest and host
    by uninstalling and then reinstalling the additions, as suggested by
    Benjamin Armstrong in response to a question (posted just today)
    regarding the same problem as mine.
    Daze N. Knights, Dec 4, 2007
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