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Windows XP Fast User Switching Conflicts with Drag and Drop (1041)

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I'm having problems with dragging and dropping files to and from my virtual machine. I also utilize the fast user switching feature in my Windows XP guest or host operating system. Why won't drag and drop work?

Solution

If you want to drag and drop files to and from a Windows XP virtual machine or Windows XP host, you must avoid the fast user switching feature of the operating system.

To ensure that you don't use fast user switching, disable the feature in Windows XP:

  1. Choose Control Panel>User Accounts>Change the way users log on or off.
  2. Deselect Use Fast User Switching by clearing the check box.
  3. Click Apply Options.

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