Loss of D & D from OE
Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:40 AM
(Win2K SP4, IE6 with matching OE)
After installing Beta 3 (whatever was current as of 06 March), I could no longer drag attachments from Outlook Express to any Windows folder. I didn't immediately make the connection to SmartFTP because it had been a few days since I needed to D&D an attachment...
After much sleuthing I discovered that you'd installed a custom ShellDropHandler, which apparently causes this behavior.
The only thing that cured it was a complete uninstall of Beta 3. Too bad, because I really need SFTP and it was working well.
Good luck with this and I hope to hear of a fix.
Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:35 AM
Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:58 PM
Workaround for buggy IDataObject implemention of OE in latest version:
Thanks Mat, problem solved. I believe this also affected the newer Windows Mail as well.
In diagnosing this I built a little drop client that looked at what was coming from OE, but I didn't see anything unusual. And I was in fact able to accept dropped attachments from OE -- only the shell (explorer in general) had problems.
Whatever -- working now.
Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:23 PM