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Notepad++ 5.3.1, Drag&Drop not working

Hi,

I can't get drag&drop to work.
I am using Notepad++ Portable 5.3.1 on a Vista 64 Bit system, setting "Lock (no drag&drop)" off.
Regardless of where I try to drag&drop a text file (title bar, menu bar, tab bar, text area), NP++ will either display the "not possible" mouse cursor (the stroke-through circle) or will indeed display the "add" mouse cursor (a plus sign), but after releasing the mouse button, it will not open the file.

How can I open files via drag&drop, did I miss something?

Thanks alot,

Hans

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Not Supported

The drag and drop features of Notepad++ require a shell extension to be used, which is not portable. It's removed from the package. If it were there and you used it, you'd be unable to safely eject your drive and explorer may crash if you did forcibly.

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Ah, OK. Could this shell

Ah, OK. Could this shell extension be added by something like the Portable File Associator?

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Not Really

It attaches to Windows Explorer. The only way to unattach it is to logoff and back in. Or crash Explorer purposely (task kill) and restart it. You could do that, but we'd never do that with anything official.

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