New File Explorer | Image Courtesy: WindowsLatest.com.I am convinced the new Microsoft developers don’t like the ‘drag and drop’ functionality or do not understand the importance of the feature. The Redmond giant has just shipped a big update for Windows 11, and it doesn’t support drag and drop in the address bar of File Explorer.
When Windows 11 first came out, you couldn’t drag and drop things onto the taskbar. They added it back a year later in a significant update (22H2). Microsoft celebrated the update like a brand-new thing, even though it had always been there. And it looks like history is going to repeat itself.
The second big update, “Moment 4”, also known as 23H2, is rolling out as an optional enablement package with Windows 11 KB5030310. It brings a new redesigned Explorer with a new home page, details pane, recommended carousel, more rounded corners, and a new address bar that deeply integrates OneDrive at the cost of ‘drag and drop’.
“As noted by Microsoft in the support document, they made some changes to the File Explorer’s address bar. In their own words from their help page:
File Explorer’s newly designed address bar recognizes local and cloud folders. It also shows your file’s status. For Microsoft OneDrive users, the address bar now contains your OneDrive sync status and a quota flyout box.
Sounds good, right? But there’s a problem. You can’t drag and drop files or apps using the address bar anymore. For instance, you can’t do it the old way if you have two folders on your computer and…