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Anonymous
November 20, 2004 8:35:20 PM

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Selecting a file/folder with the right mouse button, for dragging no longer
works (in my XP-SP2) Rather than selecting the file or folder to be dragged,
the right mouse button now always immediately opens the right-click menu,
whereafter dragging the file or folder becomes impossible. Are there some XP
tweakings I can do to restore the standard right-click "select and drag"
function, (without turning off the right click menu feature, that's very
handy
too, and I'd hate to lose it)?
Trond Ruud

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Anonymous
November 20, 2004 8:35:21 PM

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Use left click to Select.

select
[[To specify a block of data or text on screen by highlighting it or
otherwise marking it, with the intent of performing some operation on it.]]


--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:u7SOv7xzEHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
Trond Ruud <truud2@netscape.net> hunted and pecked:
> Selecting a file/folder with the right mouse button, for dragging no
> longer works (in my XP-SP2) Rather than selecting the file or folder
> to be dragged, the right mouse button now always immediately opens
> the right-click menu, whereafter dragging the file or folder becomes
> impossible. Are there some XP tweakings I can do to restore the
> standard right-click "select and drag" function, (without turning off
> the right click menu feature, that's very handy
> too, and I'd hate to lose it)?
> Trond Ruud
Anonymous
November 22, 2004 12:44:35 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Sorry, I should have been more specific. The left-click 'select and drag'
works fine.
My problem is with zip files. I've usually right-click selected the .zip
file and dragged it to the folder that I want to unzip it to. Previously,
when I right-click selected and dragged a zip file over the target folder I
got a Winzip menu prompting to unzip to that folder. If I drag the zip file
to the folder with a left click select, the Winzip menu doesn't display and
the zip file is moved into the folder instead, which is rarely what I intend
to do, and the right-click select and drag doesn't work as before, like I
described originally.
Trond Ruud

In news message:o 0yYepzzEHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote this:
> Use left click to Select.
>
> select
> [[To specify a block of data or text on screen by highlighting it or
> otherwise marking it, with the intent of performing some operation on
> it.]]
>
>
>
> In news:u7SOv7xzEHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
> Trond Ruud <truud2@netscape.net> hunted and pecked:
>> Selecting a file/folder with the right mouse button, for dragging no
>> longer works (in my XP-SP2) Rather than selecting the file or folder
>> to be dragged, the right mouse button now always immediately opens
>> the right-click menu, whereafter dragging the file or folder becomes
>> impossible. Are there some XP tweakings I can do to restore the
>> standard right-click "select and drag" function, (without turning off
>> the right click menu feature, that's very handy
>> too, and I'd hate to lose it)?
>> Trond Ruud
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Anonymous
November 22, 2004 12:44:36 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Trond,

I did misunderstand your original post.

Could WinZip be corrupt?

Could be something be funky in the registry because of that?

WinZip ClassID = {E0D79305-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}

There are a slew of registry entries for ...DragDropHandlers\WinZip

Have you unregistered zipfldr.dll & cabview.dll ?

Start | Run | Type: regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll | OK

Start | Run | Type: regsvr32 /u cabview.dll | OK
Reboot.

Instead of wasting time checking registry entries, maybe uninstall and
reinstall WinZip?

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:o 6HdrrA0EHA.2316@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
Trond Ruud <truud2@netscape.net> hunted and pecked:
> Sorry, I should have been more specific. The left-click 'select and
> drag' works fine.
> My problem is with zip files. I've usually right-click selected the
> .zip file and dragged it to the folder that I want to unzip it to.
> Previously, when I right-click selected and dragged a zip file over
> the target folder I got a Winzip menu prompting to unzip to that
> folder. If I drag the zip file to the folder with a left click
> select, the Winzip menu doesn't display and the zip file is moved
> into the folder instead, which is rarely what I intend to do, and the
> right-click select and drag doesn't work as before, like I described
> originally.
> Trond Ruud
>
> In news message:o 0yYepzzEHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
> Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote this:
>> Use left click to Select.
>>
>> select
>> [[To specify a block of data or text on screen by highlighting it or
>> otherwise marking it, with the intent of performing some operation on
>> it.]]
>>
>>
>>
>> In news:u7SOv7xzEHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>> Trond Ruud <truud2@netscape.net> hunted and pecked:
>>> Selecting a file/folder with the right mouse button, for dragging no
>>> longer works (in my XP-SP2) Rather than selecting the file or folder
>>> to be dragged, the right mouse button now always immediately opens
>>> the right-click menu, whereafter dragging the file or folder becomes
>>> impossible. Are there some XP tweakings I can do to restore the
>>> standard right-click "select and drag" function, (without turning
>>> off the right click menu feature, that's very handy
>>> too, and I'd hate to lose it)?
>>> Trond Ruud
Anonymous
November 22, 2004 7:28:12 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Hi Wes,
You seem to be on to something, since after uninstalling an re-installing
winzip I succeeded in doing a right-click select of zip files and drag them
to a target folder (with the winzip menu displayed over the target), in 2
out of 3 attempts, and if I can keep up that rate of success, I'll consider
the problem solved.
Thanks!
Trond

In news message:%23FfHRpC0EHA.3076@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote this:
> Trond,
>
> I did misunderstand your original post.
>
> Could WinZip be corrupt?
>
> Could be something be funky in the registry because of that?
>
> WinZip ClassID = {E0D79305-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}
>
> There are a slew of registry entries for ...DragDropHandlers\WinZip
>
> Have you unregistered zipfldr.dll & cabview.dll ?
>
> Start | Run | Type: regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll | OK
>
> Start | Run | Type: regsvr32 /u cabview.dll | OK
> Reboot.
>
> Instead of wasting time checking registry entries, maybe uninstall and
> reinstall WinZip?
>
>
> In news:o 6HdrrA0EHA.2316@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
> Trond Ruud <truud2@netscape.net> hunted and pecked:
>> Sorry, I should have been more specific. The left-click 'select and
>> drag' works fine.
>> My problem is with zip files. I've usually right-click selected the
>> .zip file and dragged it to the folder that I want to unzip it to.
>> Previously, when I right-click selected and dragged a zip file over
>> the target folder I got a Winzip menu prompting to unzip to that
>> folder. If I drag the zip file to the folder with a left click
>> select, the Winzip menu doesn't display and the zip file is moved
>> into the folder instead, which is rarely what I intend to do, and the
>> right-click select and drag doesn't work as before, like I described
>> originally.
>> Trond Ruud
>>
>> In news message:o 0yYepzzEHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>> Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote this:
>>> Use left click to Select.
>>>
>>> select
>>> [[To specify a block of data or text on screen by highlighting it or
>>> otherwise marking it, with the intent of performing some operation
>>> on it.]]
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> In news:u7SOv7xzEHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>> Trond Ruud <truud2@netscape.net> hunted and pecked:
>>>> Selecting a file/folder with the right mouse button, for dragging
>>>> no longer works (in my XP-SP2) Rather than selecting the file or
>>>> folder to be dragged, the right mouse button now always
>>>> immediately opens the right-click menu, whereafter dragging the
>>>> file or folder becomes impossible. Are there some XP tweakings I
>>>> can do to restore the standard right-click "select and drag"
>>>> function, (without turning off the right click menu feature,
>>>> that's very handy
>>>> too, and I'd hate to lose it)?
>>>> Trond Ruud
Anonymous
November 22, 2004 7:28:13 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Howdy Trond,

You betcha! Keep having fun! :-)

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:ups$nfK0EHA.3236@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
Trond Ruud <truud2@netscape.net> hunted and pecked:
> Hi Wes,
> You seem to be on to something, since after uninstalling an
> re-installing winzip I succeeded in doing a right-click select of zip
> files and drag them to a target folder (with the winzip menu
> displayed over the target), in 2 out of 3 attempts, and if I can keep
> up that rate of success, I'll consider the problem solved.
> Thanks!
> Trond
>
> In news message:%23FfHRpC0EHA.3076@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
> Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote this:
>> Trond,
>>
>> I did misunderstand your original post.
>>
>> Could WinZip be corrupt?
>>
>> Could be something be funky in the registry because of that?
>>
>> WinZip ClassID = {E0D79305-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}
>>
>> There are a slew of registry entries for ...DragDropHandlers\WinZip
>>
>> Have you unregistered zipfldr.dll & cabview.dll ?
>>
>> Start | Run | Type: regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll | OK
>>
>> Start | Run | Type: regsvr32 /u cabview.dll | OK
>> Reboot.
>>
>> Instead of wasting time checking registry entries, maybe uninstall
>> and reinstall WinZip?
>>
>>
>> In news:o 6HdrrA0EHA.2316@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
>> Trond Ruud <truud2@netscape.net> hunted and pecked:
>>> Sorry, I should have been more specific. The left-click 'select and
>>> drag' works fine.
>>> My problem is with zip files. I've usually right-click selected the
>>> .zip file and dragged it to the folder that I want to unzip it to.
>>> Previously, when I right-click selected and dragged a zip file over
>>> the target folder I got a Winzip menu prompting to unzip to that
>>> folder. If I drag the zip file to the folder with a left click
>>> select, the Winzip menu doesn't display and the zip file is moved
>>> into the folder instead, which is rarely what I intend to do, and
>>> the right-click select and drag doesn't work as before, like I
>>> described originally.
>>> Trond Ruud
>>>
>>> In news message:o 0yYepzzEHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>> Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote this:
>>>> Use left click to Select.
>>>>
>>>> select
>>>> [[To specify a block of data or text on screen by highlighting it
>>>> or otherwise marking it, with the intent of performing some
>>>> operation on it.]]
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> In news:u7SOv7xzEHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>>> Trond Ruud <truud2@netscape.net> hunted and pecked:
>>>>> Selecting a file/folder with the right mouse button, for dragging
>>>>> no longer works (in my XP-SP2) Rather than selecting the file or
>>>>> folder to be dragged, the right mouse button now always
>>>>> immediately opens the right-click menu, whereafter dragging the
>>>>> file or folder becomes impossible. Are there some XP tweakings I
>>>>> can do to restore the standard right-click "select and drag"
>>>>> function, (without turning off the right click menu feature,
>>>>> that's very handy
>>>>> too, and I'd hate to lose it)?
>>>>> Trond Ruud
!