Windows 10: Windows 10 Drag/Drop any file to Word 2013 and 2016 fails Solved

  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 98SE, Windows 3.11, Linux
       22 Sep 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Drag/Drop any file to Word 2013 and 2016 fails

    I want to be able to drag a file from explorer, desktop, web browser link, etc; into Word 2013 and/or 2016.

    Software of importance
    Windows 10 x64
    Office 2013 x64
    Office 2016 x64

    So to start off after upgrading from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10, I was no longer able to drag and drop files from one app into an open Word window and load them. Single files or multiple files, drag and drop no longer worked.

    Ohkay; so first I tracked down the registry hack to totally disable UAC. That was fine but Word no longer was able to load/convert PDF files, giving me the Word cannot load filter PDF... issue. And of course most Microsoft base software suddenly no longer works.

    I turned UAC back on and now I can once again load/convert PDF files in Word (and use calculator and Edge etc), but again can not drag/drop multiple files.

    I've got the sole account (excluding "special") set as an Administrator with UAC set to the lowest possible setting.
    I have also set a custom shortcut on the taskbar loading the program with full elevated privileges.

    Any thoughts on how to leave UAC set to 1 in the registry AND be able to drag and drop files from A to B?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 13
    Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 98SE, Windows 3.11, Linux
    Thread Starter
       01 Aug 2016 #2

    Problem solved, needed to switch to x64 version of office. X32 and X64 are not exchangeable via explorer.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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