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    Drag and Drop no longer works

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    by andrew74eva ·

    I have been trying to move/copy files by right click and dragging and dropping (using “Explore” on the start menu in Win2k). This used to work fine, but for some reason whenever I try it now, this function is just not working, so I can’t move or copy any of my files…I have tried with many different file types but I cannot do it.
    Does anyone know what the problem might be?

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    • #2738726

      Reply To: Drag and Drop no longer works

      by lumberjack ·

      In reply to Drag and Drop no longer works

      are you moving them around within your hard drive or network – what about via “My computer”

      How much disk space is available and what type of file system are you using – NTFS or FAT32?

      • #3542887

        Reply To: Drag and Drop no longer works

        by andrew74eva ·

        In reply to Reply To: Drag and Drop no longer works

        The drive is NTFS, it has only 4Gb used and 16Gb of free space, I am trying to move the files around on the same drive…I can copy files to another folder using the edit menu in My Computer, but I cannot do the drag and drop to move files in Win2k Explorer…the option to “move or copy” does not come up when I try and right click and drag.

    • #3542760

      Reply To: Drag and Drop no longer works

      by joseph moore ·

      In reply to Drag and Drop no longer works

      Have you applied the RPC vulnerability patch that this Blaster worm is exploiting? The reason I ask is that if the virus had tried to hit your machine and was not able to fully exploit it, it will corrupt the RPC service and cause it to fail.
      The RPC service does regulate the drag-n-drop functionality.

      Go here and read about the worm:

      http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster.worm.html
      (please remove any spaces)

      Get the tool and see if the virus is on your system. IF the tool does not detect the virus, get the Microsoft patch anyway. The virus can fail in its infection routine, and if it does it mangles RPC.

      hope this helps

      • #3545054

        Reply To: Drag and Drop no longer works

        by andrew74eva ·

        In reply to Reply To: Drag and Drop no longer works

        Interesting…I ran the blaster tool as you suggested and the verdict was that my PC had not been infected. So I applied the patch too, just in case.
        The funny thing is that since I have done this all the trouble I had has disappeared…
        As well as the drag and drop issues, I was having trouble opening HTML links…this has all been resolved-I still don’t really understand what the actual problem was though.

    • #3545053

      Reply To: Drag and Drop no longer works

      by andrew74eva ·

      In reply to Drag and Drop no longer works

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