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drag-and-drop sometimes does not work on Windows 10 #303

az0 opened this Issue Mar 3, 2018 · 1 comment


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az0 commented Mar 3, 2018

On Windows 10 drag and drop does not does not work when running with administrator privileges (after answer YES to the UAC dialog: "do you want this program to..."). It does with without administrator privileges.

If explorer.exe and BleachBit are both launched with administrator privileges, then it still does not work.


  1. Run BleachBit not as an administrator, or
  2. Run BleachBit as administrator and use the Shred options under the File menu

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az0 commented Apr 17, 2018

User Interface Privilege Isolation is a security feature added in Microsoft Windows Vista. A standard process (such as the normal Windows Explorer) cannot send messages (i.e., drag and drop) to a higher security process (i.e., BleachBit). Therefore, this is not fixable.

One workaround is to run Windows Explorer as administrator, and I will check into another work around.

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