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February 22, 2005 4:42:09 PM

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Activesync 3.7.1, Ipaq 2215, Windows 2000

All of a sudden the drag and drop feature between the PC and PDA is being
blocked. Sync works, but if I use Windows Explorer (started via Activesync) or
the Start menu, any attempt to drag and drop a file from the PC to the PDA is
blocked (circle with a slash). However, I can copy the file to the clipboard
and then paste it from the clipboard.

Any ideas as to what may be going on??

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Thanks, Mike.

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February 22, 2005 10:49:31 PM

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Mike wrote:
> Any ideas as to what may be going on??

You're trying to drag&drop a file from a zip or rar archive directly to
the PocketPC.
February 23, 2005 4:52:09 PM

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On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 19:49:31 GMT, René wrote:
> Mike wrote:
>> Any ideas as to what may be going on??

> You're trying to drag&drop a file from a zip or rar archive directly to
> the PocketPC.

Nope, any type of file from anywhere on the PC hard drive to anywhere on the
PDA (such as the SD card) is blocked from drag/drop. I was using a simple text
file as the test file. I was able to do this up until 2 or 3 weeks ago and am
unable to figure out what changed to cause the problem (new security installs
of Win2K and MSN Messenger maybe?). I upgraded to AS 3.8, but it made no
difference.

Everything else appears to work. Regular sync works. MightySync works. Just
drag/drop is blocked.

Strange ....


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Mike.
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February 24, 2005 10:50:00 AM

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I don't have an answer to the cause but I have a similar issue using
ActiveSync 3.8 and Windows XP Pro and Dell x3i. Here is what I do - Open
File Explorer. Then I copy the file to my desktop. Then I highlight the
folder in my PDA where I want to drop the file. Go over to the desktop,
then drag and drop. If I don't highlight the destination folder on the PDA,
the circle with the slash shows up and drag and drop does not work.

Here is another work around: Open two instances of File Explorer - one with
the PDA destination folder highlighted. In the other File Explorer window,
grab the file you want, drag it over to the other File Explorer window (with
the PDA destination folder highlighted), then drop it.

Post back if this works for you.

"Mike" <MikeV05@privacy.net> wrote in message
news:n4ese2-d5u.ln1@news.invalid.99computer...
> Activesync 3.7.1, Ipaq 2215, Windows 2000
>
> All of a sudden the drag and drop feature between the PC and PDA is being
> blocked. Sync works, but if I use Windows Explorer (started via
> Activesync) or
> the Start menu, any attempt to drag and drop a file from the PC to the PDA
> is
> blocked (circle with a slash). However, I can copy the file to the
> clipboard
> and then paste it from the clipboard.
>
> Any ideas as to what may be going on??
>
> --
> Thanks, Mike.
>
February 25, 2005 9:37:03 PM

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On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 07:50:00 -0500, Shawn E. Hale wrote:
> I don't have an answer to the cause but I have a similar issue using
> ActiveSync 3.8 and Windows XP Pro and Dell x3i. Here is what I do - Open
> File Explorer. Then I copy the file to my desktop. Then I highlight the
> folder in my PDA where I want to drop the file. Go over to the desktop,
> then drag and drop. If I don't highlight the destination folder on the PDA,
> the circle with the slash shows up and drag and drop does not work.

> Here is another work around: Open two instances of File Explorer - one with
> the PDA destination folder highlighted. In the other File Explorer window,
> grab the file you want, drag it over to the other File Explorer window (with
> the PDA destination folder highlighted), then drop it.

> Post back if this works for you.

> "Mike" <MikeV05@privacy.net> wrote in message
> news:n4ese2-d5u.ln1@news.invalid.99computer...
>> Activesync 3.7.1, Ipaq 2215, Windows 2000

>> All of a sudden the drag and drop feature between the PC and PDA is being
>> blocked. Sync works, but if I use Windows Explorer (started via Activesync)
>> or the Start menu, any attempt to drag and drop a file from the PC to the
>> PDA is blocked (circle with a slash). However, I can copy the file to the
>> clipboard and then paste it from the clipboard.

>> Any ideas as to what may be going on??

I am on the road at the moment. I will give it a try when I get back next
week.


--
Mike.
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 3:02:30 AM

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Interestingly, the same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. I did a
restore of a backup around that time, and I wonder if it had anything
to do with that. I figure it's something to do with the PDA because
it happens whether I sync on XP or 2000.

The workaround I ended up with is similar to below. In the PDA
explorer window, I click on 'Folders' just under the help menu item -
this splits the window into 2, with folders on the left, and content
on the right. I can then drag and drop to any folder in the left
pane.

Very strange.

On 25 Feb 2005 18:37:03 -0600, Mike <MikeV05@privacy.net> wrote:

>On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 07:50:00 -0500, Shawn E. Hale wrote:
>> I don't have an answer to the cause but I have a similar issue using
>> ActiveSync 3.8 and Windows XP Pro and Dell x3i. Here is what I do - Open
>> File Explorer. Then I copy the file to my desktop. Then I highlight the
>> folder in my PDA where I want to drop the file. Go over to the desktop,
>> then drag and drop. If I don't highlight the destination folder on the PDA,
>> the circle with the slash shows up and drag and drop does not work.
>
>> Here is another work around: Open two instances of File Explorer - one with
>> the PDA destination folder highlighted. In the other File Explorer window,
>> grab the file you want, drag it over to the other File Explorer window (with
>> the PDA destination folder highlighted), then drop it.
>
>> Post back if this works for you.
>
>> "Mike" <MikeV05@privacy.net> wrote in message
>> news:n4ese2-d5u.ln1@news.invalid.99computer...
>>> Activesync 3.7.1, Ipaq 2215, Windows 2000
>
>>> All of a sudden the drag and drop feature between the PC and PDA is being
>>> blocked. Sync works, but if I use Windows Explorer (started via Activesync)
>>> or the Start menu, any attempt to drag and drop a file from the PC to the
>>> PDA is blocked (circle with a slash). However, I can copy the file to the
>>> clipboard and then paste it from the clipboard.
>
>>> Any ideas as to what may be going on??
>
>I am on the road at the moment. I will give it a try when I get back next
>week.
February 27, 2005 7:32:23 PM

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On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 00:02:30 -0600, namebdamned wrote:
> Interestingly, the same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. I did a
> restore of a backup around that time, and I wonder if it had anything
> to do with that. I figure it's something to do with the PDA because
> it happens whether I sync on XP or 2000.

> The workaround I ended up with is similar to below. In the PDA
> explorer window, I click on 'Folders' just under the help menu item -
> this splits the window into 2, with folders on the left, and content
> on the right. I can then drag and drop to any folder in the left
> pane.

> Very strange.

I am not quite sure your problem is what I am seeing. I am not clear from your
post what is not working for you?

My problem is that I cannot drag/drop from the C: drive (any folder) to any
folder on the PDA. Anytime I highlight a file on the C: drive and try to
drag/drop to any location on the PDA (left side or right side) I get the
blocked symbol.

--
Mike.
February 27, 2005 8:12:12 PM

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On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 07:50:00 -0500, Shawn E. Hale wrote:
> I don't have an answer to the cause but I have a similar issue using
> ActiveSync 3.8 and Windows XP Pro and Dell x3i. Here is what I do - Open
> File Explorer. Then I copy the file to my desktop. Then I highlight the
> folder in my PDA where I want to drop the file. Go over to the desktop,
> then drag and drop. If I don't highlight the destination folder on the PDA,
> the circle with the slash shows up and drag and drop does not work.

> Here is another work around: Open two instances of File Explorer - one with
> the PDA destination folder highlighted. In the other File Explorer window,
> grab the file you want, drag it over to the other File Explorer window (with
> the PDA destination folder highlighted), then drop it.

> Post back if this works for you.

Either workaround works. Drag/drop to the highlighted folder name but not
inside the folder itself. Thank you very much for the workaround. It will
definitely save me some time.

--
Thanks, Mike.
February 27, 2005 8:17:10 PM

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On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 00:02:30 -0600, namebdamned wrote:
> Interestingly, the same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. I did a
> restore of a backup around that time, and I wonder if it had anything
> to do with that. I figure it's something to do with the PDA because
> it happens whether I sync on XP or 2000.

> The workaround I ended up with is similar to below. In the PDA
> explorer window, I click on 'Folders' just under the help menu item -
> this splits the window into 2, with folders on the left, and content
> on the right. I can then drag and drop to any folder in the left
> pane.

> Very strange.

Ok, I now see what you are talking about. So long as I am drag/drop to a
highlighted folder name it works. Just not able to drop inside the folder
(which would be on the right side). Fact is, I can drop to any folder at that
point.

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Thanks, Mike.
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