WIndows 10 - Cannot Drag Pinned File from Taskbar to Copy to Location

Hello.

On Windows 7, you could right click on the task bar to pull up the pinned menu, then left click+hold and drag (copy) that file to the desktop, new folder, etc.  You cannot do this in Windows 10.  Is this a feature you have to turn on?  If not, please add this feature back in as it made it easy to copy commonly used files.

Also, in Windows 10, if you right click on the pinned item, then left click on "Copy" and try to "Paste" is somewhere, that doesn't work.  In other words, you can't "Paste" the item you "Copied".  Would you please fix this is you're not going to re-implement the convenient drag and drop feature?

Thank you!

Dave

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I hope so too. I would love to get a why response from them. Maybe some ideas will come our way over time. If so, I will post.

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You're confusing Microsoft with someone who cares. Windows 10 has been out for two years now and it's a disaster. I wish I could downgrade to 8.1 but I can't.

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I have found a workaround.

Like many of the others that replied I used this for quickly and easily inserting frequently used documents into emails.  I greatly missed this ability when I upgraded to Windows 10. 

However, you can accomplish the same thing with Quick Parts.  Compose your new email, attach the file (make sure your message format is Rich Text so that the attachment is embedded in the body of the email).  Then highlight it and save it as a Quick Part.  Also if you haven't already, add Quick Parts to your Quick Access Toolbar to make it easier to use.  If you don't know how to use Quick Parts and/or Quick Access Toolbar I suggest you Google them as both are great timesavers.

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I did find a sort of  acceptable workaround for this issue.

Put an file explorer shortcut in the task bar.

When you need to copy a file from the task bar and launch it instead...

If yours behaves like mine and defaults to the "Quick Access" folder then you can.

Show the "Recent files"  on the right side of window..

Cut and paste from there

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I join to Dave and call you to bring back the feature.

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Last updated July 18, 2021 Views 6,351 Applies to: