Windows XP/drag and drop


"I am using windows xp.recently the ability to do drag and drop files or folders and moving the selected windows by mouse is not working." I tried many softwares for correcting windows problems and registry cleaning but again the problem is persist.

Try this first: Press and Release the "ESC" key on your keyboard and your mouse will again drag n drop the items

Or try this: enable drag and drop function
        Right click Start
        Click Properties
        Click Customize under the Start Menu tab
        Click the Advanced tab
        Make sure the Enable dragging and dropping box is checked
        Click OK
        Click OK

Or try this: Check for virus

Or do this as a last resort: Reinstall Windows XP SP3

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I can answer most questions concerning Windows XP. I am very interested in helping others to keep their older computers running since they can perform well if properly maintained. I am not a software or systems expert but usually can help with program applications problems also.


I am an experienced computer user and an IBM retiree who specialized in computer hardware design and manufacture.

Bachelor and Masters degrees in electrical engineering.

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