No Drag & Drop Files into existing Notepad++ Window
Ok, am I really just noticing this now, or is there a recent issue developed where you can no longer drag a file into an existing Notepad++ window to edit the file?
If I’m just getting old and it never worked – then it would be nice!
welcome to the notepad++ community
drag and drop a file from explorer to a np++ window still works on my system and should work on any system (so you aren’t senile quite yet)
has anything else changed on your pc ? any recent windows updates ?
can you post your np++ version and architecture (x86/x64)
and post your current windows type and windows build ?
did you try to reboot your pc and see if it works again ?
as @Meta-Chuh already said, the function is working for me as well.
What could be that case is if permission/elevation problems like
the logged on user isn’t allowed to read the file or the explorer exe runs on
a different elevation level than npp does …
I set npp to “Run as Admin” recently because I had tried to save a file to an area that required elevation - and I didn’t want it to ever happen again.
Turned that off and I have drag-and-drop back!!
Thanks again and happy new year!! /jim