Outlook 2013 SP1 Breaks Drag and Drop Email

Outlook 2013 SP1 Breaks Drag and Drop Email

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imageI installed Office 2013 SP1 today and I noticed that my Outlook client would no longer allow me to drag and drop emails into subfolders in my inbox. Clicking and holding would not give me the “ghost” image of the folder as I dragged it to the subfolder and when I reached the subfolder in my inbox all it would do was highlight it. I restarted my client and computer but it didn’t fix it.

I found this old thread that suggested I just hit the ESC key a bunch of times while Outlook was active. It worked! :-/ I sent the mother ship a frown face already on this.

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  • THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  • Thanks you Mr. Mario

  • Had a similar issue where, after installing Outlook 2013 SP1, I could no longer drag and drop recipients between the To.. field and the Cc... field. Tried the above and it's fixed.

  • Great tip, thanks for sharing!

  • Another bug...

  • Wow, just happened to me. Could no longer drag email to different folders. Tried the esc trick and it worked. Thanks for the tip!

  • Another happy ESC'er. Worked for me as well. Thanks.

  • I can't believe that I just button mashed Esc to fix this issue. You've seriously got to be kidding me. How? Why?!

  • Thanks It worked. Boom!!

  • Yeah well that worked sweet. Cheers

  • :-( didn't work for me. I still cannot drag and drop in Outlook even tho my Esc key is worn down with me battering it!


  • Saved me hours of messing about. Thanks

  • Awesome! That worked.

  • Mine didn't work until I realized this fix is for dragging emails to folder. Not attachments onto emails which is still broken