Make Drag-and-Drop Easier Using DropPoint For Windows PC

Here is a free tool for Windows 11/10 that allows you easy drag-and-drop function and more useful. This tool is called Drop point. Although the built-in drag-and-drop function of Windows operating system works fine to perform copy and move operations, there are instances when the drag-and-drop function does not work or help you. By using this DropPoint tool, you will not face such issues.

Here is an example of the usefulness of this tool. The drag-and-drop feature of Windows OS cannot work for two windows opened in maximized mode. You must either use the taskbar thumbnails, or open both windows side by side, or at least part of the first or second window must be visible so that you can drag items from one window and drop them in another window. There are other cases where the DropPoint tool can be useful. So, before talking about how this tool works, let us check the benefits or advantages of this tool.


Benefits of using the DropPoint tool

  1. The traditional drag-and-drop process is done continuously. There is no pause or pause. Also, once you have selected items, you need to press and hold the key CTRL key to select more items. Using this tool, you can add items multiple times without pressing the Ctrl key. Also, the drag and drop process can be done with a pause. First you can perform drag action with all the required elements then you can perform drop action
  2. You can add items from multiple folders or locations and then drop them to the location of your choice. This feature is very useful
  3. If you want to move files to a subfolder in the same window/location, it can’t be done with the built-in function until you open that folder in a separate window. This tool lets you navigate to any subfolder in the same window, then you can easily drop the items into that folder
  4. Windows drag and drop functionality does not work when you want to copy/move items between virtual desktops or from main desktop to virtual desktop and vice versa. This tool easily circumvents this limitation.

Now lets check out how you can use this tool.

Make drag and drop easy using DropPoint for Windows PC

It is an open-source, cross-platform tool available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. You can grab its installer or portable version (for Windows OS) from Run this tool and it will start running in the system tray. It does not come with an interface, options or settings. All it provides is a dropbox consisting of two parts:

  • The first part is used to add items from the source location(s)
  • The second part allows you to copy/move the added elements to the destination location.

To open its dropbox, double-click its system tray icon. Now select the items you want to copy or move and add or drag them to its drop box. This box will show you how many items you have added and it always stays on top of other open windows so you can add more items when needed and easily perform the drop function.

add items to dropbox

After that, open a destination folder or location where you want to copy/move the added items. Once this folder is open, drag the added items from its box and drop them into the output folder.

move items from the dropbox

This is how this tool works and it is quite similar to the copy/paste and cut/paste function of the Windows operating system. Since its box stays on top of other apps or windows, it makes the whole drag-and-drop process easier.

Related: Add drag and drop support to the taskbar in Windows 11.

Drag and drop items onto a virtual desktop

drag and drop items onto the virtual desktop

As mentioned earlier, this tool also works with virtual desktops. So, to perform a drag and drop action for virtual desktops, follow these steps:

  1. First, open or create virtual desktops on your Windows 11/10 computer
  2. Launch this tool on a desktop to open its box
  3. Add items to this box
  4. Click on the task view or virtual desktop icon available on the taskbar. This will display thumbnails of all available desktops (as seen in the image above). The dropbox of this tool will also be visible
  5. Drag and drop this box into the thumbnail preview of a virtual desktop. Or, you can also right-click on this box and select Show windows of this application on all desktops option to show this tool’s box on all desktops
  6. Click on the preview thumbnail of this virtual desktop to access it. You will now notice that the drag area for this tool is visible on this desktop
  7. Now open any folder in this virtual desktop
  8. Drag or drop items from this box to the destination folder.

To change the default drag and drop action on a Windows 11/10 computer, follow these tips when using drag and drop:

  1. Press and hold the Ctrl key: This will always perform a copy action
  2. Press and hold the Shift key: It will perform the move action
  3. Press n hold Ctrl+Shift or Alt: This action will always create shortcuts to the selected items.

If you cannot drag and drop files or folders on a Windows computer, you can try fixes such as:

  1. Troubleshooting in Clean Boot State
  2. Disable UAC Using Registry Editor
  3. Change the height and width of the slide
  4. Use the Esc key.

I hope this will help you.

Read next: How to enable or disable drag and drop in Windows 11/10.

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