Drag and drop of files on to Photoshop in the taskbar doesn't work on Window 11

Explorer ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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  • Can no longer drag and drop a photo into photoshop. When trying to do this, I get a red circle with a line through it. I used to be able to do this but not any longer. It's so upsetting. I am running windows 11 and the latest version of Photoshop. Thanks in advance 
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Explorer , Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021
Hi Jane, you were right!

Currently, dragging a file onto an app in the taskbar to open it in that app is not supported in Windows 11, but we appreciate all your feedback, and we’ll continue to use it to help guide the future of features like this.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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Where are you trying to drag the image into Photoshop from? From File Explorer?

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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Try creating a new Admin user account and run Photoshop from the new user account to see if the problem goes away: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/basic-troubleshooting.html#permissions


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Explorer ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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Hi thanks for replying. I am trying to drag photos from my D drive not C drive on my windows 11 PC. Tried moving them to C drive (desktop but it still did not work. I am running Photoshop version 23.0.2 but had the same issue with version 23.0.1.

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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It's almost certainly permissions related. Try creating a new admin account like I suggested above or go to Photoshop.exe in Explorer, right click and grant Administrator privledges. Open PS, when you get a dialog that says "allow this app to make changes to your device?" click "Yes,"


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Community Beginner ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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If you are trying to move a file to a Photoshop icon in a taskbar, then you will not succeed, in Windows 11 there is no such possibility at the present time.

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Explorer ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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I tried changing administrator rights but that did not help. Is that what you meant? I thank for your replies. I was also told to try resetting photoshop preferences. Any thoughts? Thanks again!

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Explorer ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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Thanks!

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Explorer ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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So nothing I try will work? 😞 Not even changing preferences? 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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I am running windows 11 and the latest version of Photoshop. 

By @Lo22107488mfi9

 

Windows 11 is not yet supported for Photoshop. Adobe strongly recommends waiting to upgrade until they have a compatible version of Photoshop.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/windows-11.html

 

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Jane

 

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Explorer ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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Hi Jane,
I just spoke to support and they said Photoshop 2022 is compatible with Windows 11.

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Explorer ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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Hi Jane, you were right!

Currently, dragging a file onto an app in the taskbar to open it in that app is not supported in Windows 11, but we appreciate all your feedback, and we’ll continue to use it to help guide the future of features like this.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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@Lo22107488mfi9 wrote:
Hi Jane, you were right!

 

Hi Lo,

I'd rather be wrong! Jeffrey (Adobe Staff) is following this thread and, so we know Adobe is aware of the issue.

Jane 

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Explorer ,
Dec 08, 2021 Dec 08, 2021

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Actually, I wish you were wrong as well 🙂 Apparently Windows will come out with a fix sometime in 2022.
Have a great evening and thanks for the info.

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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Here's an article on the inability to drag and drop to the taskbar on Windows 11: https://winaero.com/how-to-enable-drag-n-drop-files-to-taskbar-in-windows-11/ 


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Explorer ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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Yes, thanks! That is exactly what I found.

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 16, 2021 Dec 16, 2021

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Looks like Microsoft is going to re-enable this in the future: https://betanews.com/2021/11/04/microsoft-is-bringing-drag-and-drop-back-to-the-windows-11-taskbar-b...


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Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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This should be the Correct Answer. Works great!

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New Here ,
Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

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Hello Adobe Team, 

 

The issue raised above is something affecting my team too. Could you help us with a solution? How can we drag and drop elements into our design? Currently, we are only able to import elements into new windows but are not able to place them on top of images we are working on? How are we going to do designs withou drag and drop? 

 

Do give us something to work with please. 

 

Kind regards, 

 

Kodzo

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

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Did you read the thread? The problem was Windows 11 not the application.

Dave

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New Here ,
Jan 02, 2022 Jan 02, 2022

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I was wondering if it's not adobe rather that has to adjust its apps to work with the new OS.

 

So yes, I read them but Adobe needs to upgrade accordingly.

 

In other words, it is not the new OS that is the problem but photoshop as all apps always need to be tuned to work with the various OS. 

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Feb 10, 2022 Feb 10, 2022

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Mar 29, 2022 Mar 29, 2022

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Sadly, that is one of the things I miss about Windows 10, I loved the drag and drop into the program ability.  Often I would have an image on my desktop and multiple windows open and it was much easier to drag the image to the program in the taskbar to open it in the program than to have to adjust the window to drop it in that way.

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