drag and drop just quit working

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by 733guy, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. 733guy

    733guy

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    yeah it used to work but now it doesn't. and my desktop says "active desktop recovery" so i have to restore my active desktop when i launch it. sometimes when i open it the screen just freezes on the windows background and no folders show up. please help!
     
  2. w7ox

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    I think you need to provide a more detailed description of what is happening and also such info as which version of Parallels, which OS X, which version of Windows and what your hardware is.

    Phil
     
  3. 733guy

    733guy

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    everything is latest version available. drag and drop just doesn't work anymore. why is this?
     
  4. 733guy

    733guy

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    another thing i noticed is that all the desktop icons are highlighted and i can't get just a single one to highlight on its own. am using a macbook pro with 2 gigs of ram
     
  5. 733guy

    733guy

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    is this a support forum? cause i'm not getting any? :mad:
     
  6. balkanboris

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    It's a community support forum. No one is obliged to help you. Be patient and someone may be able to help.
     
  7. 733guy

    733guy

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    well where can i get some real support then?
     
  8. Hugh Watkins

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    which desktop?

    windows or Mac OS?

    I never had the problem
    I would reinstall parallels tools

    then drag a jpg from Mac OS desk top to Windows desktop
    this used to call a dialog box saying "do you want drag and drop switched on"

    also check the file sharing menu

    P DT >> devices >> Shared Folders >> Add
    I just select all drives and the whole mac os desk top for sharing

    that selection error suggest you might need to reboot

    Hugh W
     
  9. 733guy

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    thank you. reinstalled parallel tools and it is fixed. does parallels tools take up a lot of disk space?
     
  10. Hugh Watkins

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    it does not matter

    an essential part of the instalation
    with the customised drivers

    if windows ever thows a "found new hardware" before tools have been installed
    always cancel

    get an external la Cie firewire disk for all back ups
    and clone your VM once a week there

    try and keep your macintosh HD always with 20% free space
    and all apps will run better

    just now running in Windows
    http://onecare.live.com/
    the gratis check by MS
    which always finds and fixes windows registry errors
    13% fragmented so on a defrag too

    just good house keeping for an MS system

    Hugh W
     

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