Unable to drag and drop files from everything to xyplorer, thunderbird etc.

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Charm900
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Unable to drag and drop files from everything to xyplorer, thunderbird etc.

Post by Charm900 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:42 pm

Hi,

I am a happy user of everything since at least 8 years. Recently, on my new Windows 10 PC, I have come across a strange problem. I am completely unable to drag and drop the files from the everything results to other application such as thunderbird or xyplorer.

Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks,

therube
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Re: Unable to drag and drop files from everything to xyplorer, thunderbird etc.

Post by therube » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:51 pm

I'd think it to be a permissions level issue.

Are you running Everything "As Administrator"?
If so, try using the Everything Service instead.
(Service is certainly a safer way.)

Charm900
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Re: Unable to drag and drop files from everything to xyplorer, thunderbird etc.

Post by Charm900 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:58 pm

Thank you for your quick response therube. I am now running Everything service and have unchecked the run as administrator option. However, the problem remains. I can neither drag and drop, nor can I copy and paste a file from the results.

I agree that these could be permission issues. I am on a non administrator account, though I can and do get administrator UAC rights using the admin password.

Is there anything I can do to make this work? Thanks again.

void
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Re: Unable to drag and drop files from everything to xyplorer, thunderbird etc.

Post by void » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:00 am

though I can and do get administrator UAC rights using the admin password.
Do you get this prompt when running Everything? or Thunderbird? or Xyplorer?

Please try running Everything as a standard user:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Check Everything service.
  • Uncheck Run as administrator.
  • Click OK.
  • Restart Everything (right click the Everything tray icon and click Exit).
Please make sure Run this program as an administrator is disabled:
  • Right click a shortcut to Everything or right click your Everything.exe
  • Click Properties.
  • Click the Compatibility tab.
  • Uncheck Run this program as an administrator.
  • Click OK.

Charm900
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Re: Unable to drag and drop files from everything to xyplorer, thunderbird etc.

Post by Charm900 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:00 am

Dear Void,

Thank you very much for the detailed response, which provided a nice next step to the recommendations provided by therube.

Shortly before I saw your message, I managed to get the problem resolved by logging in the admin account and elevating my standard user account to an admin one. Since then, I have not encountered any problems.

However your's and therube's tips about unchecking the "run as administrator" option could be even more useful, if a user is stuck with a non-admin account. The tip with the compatibility tab - run as programmer option could have especially helped me as I never even though about the program still running in admin mode because of the shortcut settings.

Thanks again, Void and therube.

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