Can't drag and drop in messenger 7

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Swi, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Swi

    Swi gningnegneur

    Messages:
    302
    Location:
    Montreal
    Hi folks, I've upgraded my MSN messenger from 6 to 7 about a week ago, but since 2 days, I just can't drag and drop files into a conversation window like I was able to do before (with version 6 and for a short time with version 7).
    When I drag the file over the window, I just get a "not" sign (circle crossed by a line). I get this sign wherever I slide the file over (writing box, message box, menu...) but I still can send a file using the menus.

    Any ideas?

    Thx
     
  2. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Drag the file into the area where you type.
     
  3. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

    Messages:
    1,243
    Location:
    Amongst the Native Ones
    Admiral Michael, please read carefully ;)

    Swi, try backing up your message history done by MsnM Plus! if you have it installed and uninstall Msn 7, then reboot (no harm ;) ) and install Msn 7 again from fresh and see what happen... I've never updated Msn from 5 to 6 or 6 to 7, always have uninstalled them before and performed a fresh install; I've never had trouble this way...
     
  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    sry, missed that.

    I would try what Howling Wolf suggested first.
     
  5. Swi

    Swi gningnegneur

    Messages:
    302
    Location:
    Montreal
    I'll give it a try... By "updated" I meant uninstall/install but I'll try a clean uninstall (registries, files left, ...)
     
  6. XeoNoX

    XeoNoX OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    271
    right click on takbar, then go to STARTMENU click CUSTOMIZE, go to ADVANCED tab, make sure there is a check mark next to ENABLE DRAG and DROPPING
     
  7. Swi

    Swi gningnegneur

    Messages:
    302
    Location:
    Montreal
    Already done that before posting... Anyway a clean uninstall/reinstall did the trick so thx for the help!

    By the way, on my job's laptop I'm using Gaim (we have an internal jabber server) and I'm also able to connect to my MSN account... I installed Gaim on my home computer and nothing works... It says something like wrong password (even it's the good one) Anyone got this problem?

    Edit: DUHHHHH! It did it again!!!! It worked yesterday, it worked this morning, but tonight, it just doesn't accept dragged and dropped files! Come on Bill, I have a new baby... I have grand mothers to feed!
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2005
  8. Swi

    Swi gningnegneur

    Messages:
    302
    Location:
    Montreal
    Just to give an update, The same problem occured the day after I did the reinstallation... I still don't know why, but at least I found that I can copy and paste a file into the writing area which is painless than using the menu...