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Lightroom drag and drop not working

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Mar 21, 2020

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I have Lightroom classic and running most recent version of Catalina.  My drag and drop dragging photos into collections is not working.  I know it's not the computer because I can drag things around on my desktop.  I want to organize photos into collections and I cannot get anything to drag - whether a single photo or several at a time.  

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Lightroom drag and drop not working

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I have Lightroom classic and running most recent version of Catalina.  My drag and drop dragging photos into collections is not working.  I know it's not the computer because I can drag things around on my desktop.  I want to organize photos into collections and I cannot get anything to drag - whether a single photo or several at a time.  

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You have to drag photos within LR by dragging from the center of the thumbnail itself, not the grey border around it. (This is a long-time misfeature of LR that trips up many people.)

 

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I can not drag and drop to move files or to put into collection as of the last update 9.4.  And I am dragging from the center of the thumbnail.

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I am not having this problem in Lightroom Classic 9.4, Windows 10.

 

Are you sure you are dragging into a Collection, and not a smart collection or collection set?

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"I can not drag and drop to move files or to put into collection as of the last update 9.4.  And I am dragging from the center of the thumbnail."

 

First troubleshooting steps to figure out what's going wrong:

 

- Try making a new collection -- can you drag into that?

 

- Right-click one of the problem collections and do Set As Target Collection. Then right-click one of the problem photos and do Add To Target Collection.  Does that work?

 

- Try making a new test catalog, import a few photos into it, and make a new collection -- can you drag photos into that?

 

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I can't dray and drop to collections or any othe folders

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When you point your mouse at a photo and then hold the mouse button and drag, even if you drag a millimeter or two, you should see a teeny tiny thumbnail and hand icon, both of which move to where you drag it. Do you see that?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 23, 2020

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Screen shot of what dj_paige is referring to.

 

2020-08-23 09_02_50-LR Classic V9 Catalog - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic - Library.png

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