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Drag Drop Not Working in Windows 8

Posted by Nipun Tomar Articles | Windows 8 November 01, 2012
Today the I faced a strange problem when I started my Windows 8 system. Drag-Drop was not working. I would like to share the solution here in case someone else faces the same problem.
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Today the I faced a strange problem when I started my Windows 8 system. Drag-Drop was not working. I was unable to move desktop icons, emails inoutlook, files from one folder to another etc.

I would like to share the solution here in case someone else faces the same problem:

  1. Run the command prompt as administrator
  2. type dcomcnfg and press enter

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  3. Expand Console Root -> Component Services -> Computers -> My Computer.
  4. Right-click My Computer and choose Properties; see:

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  5. Go to the COM Security tab -> Access Permissions click Edit Default; as in:

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  6. Both System and Interactive should be listed with Allow Access. If either are missing, add them by clicking Add. See:

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  7. The location should have the local computer name and click advanced; as in:

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  8. Click "Find Now" and select "Interactive" or "System" as appropriate, as in:

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  9. Click OK.

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  10. Allow must be checked on Local Access for both users and click OK, as in:

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  11. And you are done. Now you can drag and drop.


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