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Old 02-10-2011, 09:15 AM   #1
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Drag and drop to add books not working.

ok , I've about lost m'last marble...

is anyone else unable to add books by simply dragging them from an explorer window and dropping them into the library.
I seem to remember being able to do this , tho it may be the pain meds telling me that

Edit: figured I could resurrect my own thread since I have not found the solution

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Old 02-10-2011, 08:48 PM   #2
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ok , I've about lost m'last marble...

is anyone else unable to add books by simply dragging them from an explorer window and dropping them into the library.
What version of calibre are you using?
What OS are you running?
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:02 PM   #5
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duhhhhh , thank you dwathny...

I'm not normally so brain dead and remember to post correctly.

calibre 7.45
windows vista 64bit, sp2.
it is on an HP laptop , which can sometimes give you goofy conflicts with the function keys , and the synaptics mousepad.

I do suspect it's a problem on the machine as opposed to something simple I'm missing in calibre , but hope springs eternal. IOW , I HOPE I can fix it , lol.

Yall make a mess!!!
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for the record , I don't usually gab this much.
BUT !!! I have found the solution.

Many moons ago , I was converting something to something else ( formats not relavant , or remembered ) I was getting an error that looked like it was a file access issue.

So , doing what seemed natural , I changed the properties on the calibre shortcut, under compatability , to "run as administrator"
That allowed the file to be converted.

fast forward to the beginning of this thread.
Going through what I had done , and racking my fragile brain, I finally went back to the properties for the shortcut and unchecked "run as administrator"

NOW , drag and drop works as it should.
this is one of those issues that happens about once every fourteenth blue moon , lol. but I certainly will NOT forget it.

When I was a support tech, I would have told the original poster ( yes , me , lol ) that there was a loose connection between the phone and the keyboard.
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When I was a support tech, I would have told the original poster ( yes , me , lol ) that there was a loose connection between the phone and the keyboard.
Nah!
Blame it on M$ forever changing the 'rules'
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