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Can we stop users from accidentally dragging and dropping directories?

We are having a problem with people accidentally dragging and dropping directories from one location to another in Windows Explorer. Is there a way to make Windows Explorer to give a popup message asking you to confirm your intention when dragging and dropping?

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I don't know of a policy or setting that would cause Windows Explorer to prompt users before completing a Drag-and-Drop operation. I'm thinking that this is an educational issue. Since I'm prone to these types of accidents, especially since Windows Explorer expands any folders in the left pane when you point at them long enough, I tend to use Cut and Paste in Windows Explorer.

This was first published in December 2003

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