How to Drag and Drop Files onto the Windows 11 Taskbar

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2. Your browser may flag the file as spam. If you are using Microsoft Edge, click on the ellipsis icon (three dots) and choose ‘Keep’ to continue downloading the app.

3. Open the application after downloading it, and you are all set. You can now drag and drop files onto app icons in the Windows 11 taskbar. Now, if you want, you can choose to start the program automatically whenever you start your Windows 11 PC. To do that, right-click on the Windows11DragAndDropToTaskbarFix icon in the system tray and choose ‘Configure’.

4. Now, you should set “AutomaticallyRunThisProgramOnStartup” to 1 to run the program on startup. If you prefer starting the program manually whenever you need drag and drop functionality, set the value as 0. Drag and Drop Files to Windows 11 Taskbar Fix in Action!

Now that you know how to set up and get back the drag and drop functionality on the Windows 11 taskbar, check out the feature in action below:

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After:Use Drag and Drop Toolbar for Windows 11 App to Get Drag & Drop Feature

Another app you can use to bring back the drag and drop feature to the Windows 11 taskbar is called ‘Drag and Drop Toolbar for Windows 11’. Unlike the former, the user experience is slightly different on this app. Rather than attempting to replicate Windows 10’s drag and drop feature, this app takes its own approach and adds a notch-like toolbar to the top of the screen. With that said, here’s how you can configure the app:

1. Visit the Microsoft Store listing of ‘Drag and Drop Toolbar for Windows 11’ through this link and click on Install.

2. After installing the app, all you have to do is drag files to the top toolbar and pick the destination app. Although this might take some time to get used to, it is still a viable alternative to bring back drag and drop gesture on Windows 11.

3. You can check out the feature in action below:Get Drag and Drop Functionality Back on Windows 11

Windows 11 taskbar might still be a work-in-progress for Microsoft, but thanks to these nifty workarounds, you can easily bridge the gap in functionality. If you found this guide to bring back the convenient drag and drop feature on Windows 11 taskbar helpful, do not forget to go through our article on how to customize Windows 11 taskbar and add a clock to the second display in Windows 11 taskbar.

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