I'm having this problem since the last time I formatted my computer, and it is really annoying.
Basically, when I try to drag an image into photoshop, the cursors changes into a circle with a slash in it (unavailable).
I can open files by right clicking and choosing "Open with -> Adobe Photoshop CS6", and I can also open with "File > Open..." (ctrl+O)
I've searched for a soltion for this and nothing worked.
This is what I've tried doing so far:
- Resetting the preferences (ctrl+alt+shift)
- Running with administative rights
- Running without administrative rights
- Making sure I have premissions for the files
- Making sure the files are not set as read-only
- Changing the scratch disk option (Preference -> Performance)
None of these worked, and I'm looking for another solution...
Here are my PC specs:
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 400MHz
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. G31M-ES2L
Graphic Card: 1024MB GeForce GT 240 (nVidia)
Here is a quote from a past post with same issue. Thread had no answer the solved problem, but most agreed it was a permission problem.
Sounds like a corrupt registry issue -- the file extensions are not correctly associated with Photoshop.
The default install adds all the registry entries, so something has gone wrong since then with the registry entries for Photoshop 64 bit.
Have you used any "system optimizer" programs, or registry cleaners?
The default install adds all the registry entries
I tried re-installing and it did not solve the problem.
I believe that if it was a corrupt registry issue, it should've been fixed after reinstalling.
Update your graphics driver.
Done. Didn't help.
This thread might be considered old... but I found the solution and wanted to post it in case anybody else has the same problem.
After disabling UAC (User Account Control) I was able to drag and drop photos into Photoshop.