Windows 10: Cannot drag recent/pinned documents from the Taskbar into New Email

  1.    22 Jun 2017 #1

    Cannot drag recent/pinned documents from the Taskbar into New Email


    Hi all,

    My problem is that I cannot drag an Excel/Word file from the Recent window (right-click on Task bar icon) into an Outlook email. I could do this in Win 7 but now my work has upgraded and I seem to have lost this amazing shortcut...

    I cannot find a solution, just that this feature was removed in Win 10.. Surely there are others with a similar issue to me?

    Kind regards,

    Karl
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.64
       22 Jun 2017 #2

    To be honest, I had not realised this was possible. Now I know, I can see how useful it is. Please add this as a request in the Feedback app to Microsoft.

    You can still drag files from within a file explorer window but not from the recent files list of the taskbar icons or start menu items. Perhaps others can comment if there is a work around for this.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    22 Jun 2017 #3

    philc43 said: View Post
    To be honest, I had not realised this was possible. Now I know, I can see how useful it is. Please add this as a request in the Feedback app to Microsoft.
    You can still drag files from within a file explorer window but not from the recent files list of the taskbar icons or start menu items. Perhaps others can comment if there is a work around for this.
    Hi,

    Thanks for your response.

    It seems that Outlook 2013 has a built-in work around by allowing Recent Files to be added via the Attach File button within the New Mail window. Neat.

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    It seems like this is the replacement for the previous drag and drop from the task bar function as it works in pretty much the same way

    This topic can be closed if necessary.

    Thanks again to @philc43 for the reply
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