How to drag and drop files from Windows explorer into Live 8.2.8

Hi All,

I am pretty sure I used to be able to drag audio files from Windows Explorer etc. directly into Live. For some reason when I try now, the cursor turns into a circle with a line through it and doesn't let me drag and drop. Has the feature been removed, turned off or did I just dream about the functionality in the first place?

Any help appreciated.

Jake

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dopepoo 1 year ago | 2 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    No, it still works fine here. (Windows 7, latest version of Live)
    Try loading those samples from Live's filebrowser. At least that will work :)

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • TravisSpomer
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    If you've set Live to run as administrator (in the shortcut's properties, or just by right-clicking) that could be the reason.  In general, you can't drag and drop files from Explorer into apps that are running as administrator because Explorer doesn't run as administrator—you'll see this same behavior from all (or nearly all) apps.  You might have done this to try to work around problems with a buggy VST or something.

    To check your shortcut's settings (Windows 8/8.1):

    1. Open the Start menu
    2. Right-click the Ableton Live shortcut
    3. Click Open file location
    4. Right-click Ableton Live in the window that appeared
    5. Click Properties
    6. Click Advanced
    7. Uncheck Run as administrator
    8. Click OK, then OK
    5 months ago | 0 comments
  • killakilla
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    hello i have the same problem. any one have a issue ?

     

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • seyagi
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    Hello! I have win 8 and same problem now!!! Ableton please help!

    5 months ago | 0 comments
  • mukupoo
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    hi i have the same problem on win 8 please help

    5 months ago | 0 comments

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