It's been now a week since I am not able to drag and drop file from the windows explorer. Basically, the mouse pointer becomes a 🛇 prohibited sign every time I am trying to drop a folder or a file anywhere else than onto an folder.

I have tried with iTunes (dropping a file/folder got me the 🛇 sign every time), in Mega website (through Google Chrome) and Photoshop as well, same result every where.

I was on the phone with a Microsoft Tech guy and he make me run some basic test just to tell me that my user profile was corrupt and I had to create a new one...

I already try to press a few key combination while drag-n-dropping but no change.

I really don't want to create a new user and have to copy every thing over.

I am running a legit Windows 10 Pro x64 freshly install ( a month ago maybe?).

EDIT: No sure if it's relevant here, but I have check the MIME data while drag-n-dropping onto a small Qt project of mine and it's working fine, here is what I have:

MIME Data of a dropped song

  • A new user account is probably easier than fixing this issue. – Moab Oct 16 '15 at 23:22
  • Yes, this will be the last option tho because for majority of my apps I select install only for the current user. I just wanted to give that issue one last chance of being solved... – Nox Oct 16 '15 at 23:24

Ok, so I have found a solution workaround by disabeling the UAC completly, which I don't really but meh.

To fully disable UAC, use regedit:


Change EnableLUA from 1 to 0

  • Hmm. I'm curious how that would workaround the drag/drop issue ... – DavidPostill Oct 17 '15 at 9:00
  • No idea either, put I'm pretty glad I don't to copy to another user or something :)! – Nox Oct 17 '15 at 9:40
  • @DavidPostill with UAC turned on you can only drag&drop to apps with the same privileges. – magicandre1981 Oct 17 '15 at 15:37
  • @magicandre1981 Thx, good to know. – DavidPostill Oct 17 '15 at 15:59

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