How To Fix Photoshop Drag and Drop Not Working Issue

Some people may find that in their Photoshop Drag and Drop not Working once they start editing files. For this issue, you don’t have to reinstall your photoshop. By doing a small change in the system registry file, we can fix it. The issue was there for a long time and you can see even in the photoshop’s official websites feedback section a large number of users are asking the solution for the drag and drop issue in photoshop.

So please do the following steps to fix drag and drop issues in photoshop.

Step 1: Goto your search section on the Windows and type ‘regedit’. You will see ‘regedit’ Run command item. Click on it.

Step 2: In the Regedit window, double click on “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”

Step 3: Then, double click on “SOFTWARE”.

Step 4: Then you will see a big list, find “MICROSOFT” and double click on that.

Step 5: Then find “WINDOWS” and double click to open it.

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Step 6: Then double click on “CurrentVersion”.

Step 7: Then find “Policies” and double click on that.

Step 8: Then double click on “System”

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Step 9: Now, you reached the main menu area, Look into the items available in the right side portion.
From that, you will see an item named “EnableLUA”. Double click on that.

Step 10: Now, a small window will open with the value of that item. You may see it by default; the Value data set to be 1. Please change it to 0 and do not change any other value (keep base as Hexadecimal)

Step 11: Now click, Ok. It is now updated. Now please restart your PC. After that, try on Photoshop, and see whether drag and drop photoshop option is working or not.

14 thoughts on “How To Fix Photoshop Drag and Drop Not Working Issue”

  1. Hi, I did the same and it worked for me however I am not able now to open any application on my computer as it say “App/Photos can’t be open with a built-in administrator account.” So I changed the User Account Control Setting to Enable again for the apps/photos to open again which gets me back to the can’t drag photo to the photoshop problem. Can you help me fix this? Thanks!

  2. Thanks it works like a magic..!!
    Here these below 2 things are to be done before thinking that it doesn’t works
    1. Restart PC and then check whether it is working or not.
    2. Try both ways i,e Run photoshop as administrator and not as administrator.


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