How to re-enable drag and drop in Windows 8

The goal of this blog is to provide technical notes where we have solved various issues migrating other clients to the cloud, which others may also encounter. We hope the technical tips for cloud migration we write here are helpful.

Problem: Drag and drop has stopped working in Windows 8.1 (may have been caused by a service patch). No applications respond to drag and drop.

Solution: Open windows explorer and left mouse click on any file you have the rights to open. Keep the left mouse button down and press ESC button on keyboard. Drag and drop will now be re-enabled.



  1. It worked , thanks 🙂

  2. Useful info. Works on windows 8.1

  3. It’s working thanks a lot

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