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Created 11 Jan 2013
Modified 11 Jan 2013

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Drag&Drop from Explorer not working


If you run SmartFTP elevated (Right click | Run as Administrator or with UAC off) you cannot drag-and-drop files from Windows Explorer (e.g. Desktop) to SmartFTP.


SmartFTP is elevated and runs at a higher "security level" as Windows Explorer. For more technical details refer to "Lower privilege processes can’t interfere with higher privilege processes" [1].


  1. Q: Why Doesn’t Drag-and-Drop work when my Application is Running Elevated? – A: Mandatory Integrity Control and UIPI


Use drag and drop between processes with the same security level. Do not elevate SmartFTP if not necessary.

Affected Operating Systems

Windows 7 or higher