Drag and drop files from taskbar in Win10

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Since upgrading to Windows 10 I've been unable to drag and drop files from the Recent files list that appears when you right click an app icon in the taskbar.  Even right clicking the file name and selecting Copy does not seem to do anything.

I used this much more often than I thought to attach Word documents or other files to emails in Outlook 2013.  Currently I have to hover over the file name to find its location, then open explorer and navigate to the right folder.  Very painful.

Is this a change in functionality or a bug/compatibility issue with Outlook 21013 or have I missed a setting somewhere?

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Hi Mark,

Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community. 

 

We tried the same we could not drag and drop items .So I suggest you to use the Windows Feedback app to send your thoughts directly to the team building Windows.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-updates-feedback-pc

 

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Thanks for the quick response.

I found that this has already been raised in the Feedback App. So unfortunately there isn't a quick fix.

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I agree, this is painful. Any faster way besides going to the folder directly?

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I couldn't find a less painful work around. 

I can't believe they left this feature out of Windows 10.  I have no idea what the "Copy" option is supposed to do when you right click the file name. It doesn't seem to do anything.

This weekend I'm going to investigate how to down grade back to Windows 8.  I spend far too much time each day looking for my files. My work day is stressful enough as it is without spending half of it swearing at Microsoft.

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Hi, having same problem, no matter what I was trying to drag and drop in any program or file after Win 10 upgrade.  I did a little research and found this.  I just kept tapping Esc while dragging and it fixed it.

http://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/6868-no-drag-drop-windows-explorer-other-oddities.html

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@ loungebob :
I read this somewhere, give it a try:
Press Esc in the midst of dragging, it's been rumored to reset the DnD feature.
Also try some others Shift/Drag,
Ctrl/Shift/Drag or,
right click Ctrl/Shift/Drag.

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Hi, having same problem, no matter what I was trying to drag and drop in any program or file after Win 10 upgrade.  I did a little research and found this.  I just kept tapping Esc while dragging and it fixed it.

http://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/6868-no-drag-drop-windows-explorer-other-oddities.html

At the bottom is this post:

@ loungebob :
I read this somewhere, give it a try:
Press Esc in the midst of dragging, it's been rumored to reset the DnD feature.
Also try some others Shift/Drag,
Ctrl/Shift/Drag or,
right click Ctrl/Shift/Drag.

Nope... none of that worked.

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I agree Microsoft should add this recent file drag and drop into Win10 IMMEDIATELY.

Another slightly less painful workaround to looking thru file folders is to left click on the recent file to open it, in the open file click 'file' and 'share' and 'email' and 'send as attachment'.  That will place a copy in a new email then you can cut and paste the file to the email you really want to send.  

Still too many steps but you can avoid the multiple file folder look-up issue.

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This is insane, I can't believe this feature still hasn't been added to Windows 10. Seems like such a basic functionality that has saved me so much time over the years. So much for productivity.

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