I cannot drag and drop files / folders anymore from the result list.

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Biff
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I cannot drag and drop files / folders anymore from the result list.

Post by Biff » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:35 pm

I cannot drag and drop files / folders anymore from the result list. Nothing happens when I try it. What am I missing, how could I copy / move items?

NotNull
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Re: I cannot drag and drop files / folders anymore from the result list.

Post by NotNull » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:39 pm

That behaviour is controlled by the allow_drag_drop INI-entry.
It is unlikely that you accidentally changed that, but to be sure:
Enter this:
/allow_drag_drop=1
in the Everything search bar (+ Enter)
Does drag/drop now work again?


If not: another possibility is that your Everything and the program that you want to drag to are running with different credentials. Especially when that drop-program is running with administrator credentials ("Lower security" programs/accounts are not allowed to start talking to "higher security" accounts/programs. That is by Windows (secuity) design.
What happens when you can drag and drop a file to File Explorer?


And yet another possibility: Everything 'sees' all files, whereas some of them are inaccessible with your normal account. Or you selected a file from an off-line volume. Maybe you selected one of those files? Try drag/drop with a file from your Documents folder.

void
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Re: I cannot drag and drop files / folders anymore from the result list.

Post by void » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:58 am

Everything might be running as an administrator, which would prevent drag dropping to programs running as a standard user.

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).

Biff
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Re: I cannot drag and drop files / folders anymore from the result list.

Post by Biff » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:05 pm

Sorry for the late reply, no e-mail notification anymore.
Enter this:
/allow_drag_drop=1
in the Everything search bar (+ Enter)
Does drag/drop now work again?
Yes, now it works again. I had to re-install Win 10 three weeks ago after I had opened this thread, so may be that might be the cause it works again or the line above.
If not: another possibility is that your Everything and the program that you want to drag to are running with different credentials. Especially when that drop-program is running with administrator credentials ("Lower security" programs/accounts are not allowed to start talking to "higher security" accounts/programs. That is by Windows (secuity) design.
So when the programs have the same credentials / security levels drag and drop work. And when they don't have drag and drop do not. Is there a method to give all of one's programs the same security level with a single step or two?
What happens when you can drag and drop a file to File Explorer?
It now works.
And yet another possibility: Everything 'sees' all files, whereas some of them are inaccessible with your normal account. Or you selected a file from an off-line volume. Maybe you selected one of those files? Try drag/drop with a file from your Documents folder.
I only have one account. Off-line volume, I do not think so, but who knows?
Everything might be running as an administrator, which would prevent drag dropping to programs running as a standard user.

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).
Works well with both settings, checked like this or vice versa.

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