Drag Drop Not Working in Windows 8

Introduction

 
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 in outlook, files from one folder to another, etc.
 
I would like to share the solution here in case someone else faces the same problem:
 

Run the command prompt as administrator

 
Step 1
 
type dcomcnfg and press enter
 
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Step 2 
 
Expand Console Root -> Component Services -> Computers -> My Computer.
 
Right-click My Computer and choose Properties; see:
 
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Step 3
 
Go to the COM Security tab -> Access Permissions click Edit Default; as in:
 
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Step 4 
 
Both System and Interactive should be listed with Allow Access. If either is missing, add them by clicking Add. See:
 
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Step 5 
 
The location should have the local computer name and click advanced; as in:
 
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Step 6 
 
Click "Find Now" and select "Interactive" or "System" as appropriate, as in:
 
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Step 7 
 
Click OK.
 
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Step 8 
 
Allow must be checked on Local Access for both users and click OK, as in:
 
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Step 9 
 
And you are done. Now you can drag and drop.
 

Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Drag Drop Not Working in Windows 8.