9 Replies Latest reply on Sep 20, 2013 11:22 AM by Vinay Dwivedi

    Cant drag


      I am using premiere 7. I have been working without any hiccups for a time now but today out of the blue I can no longer drag anything into the workspace or move anything within the workspace around. Is this something simple or a more serious glitch?

        • 1. Re: Cant drag
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          More information needed for someone to help... please click below and provide the requested information

          -PPro Information FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/message/4200840

          • 2. Re: Cant drag
            geronimofizz Level 1

            -Premiere pro 7. (I am unsure as to what update but I suspect its the most recent as I subscribe monthly to use the product)

            -Just installed updates since I read your message (no change on that front..did not restart the computer though). By the way if I restart the computer everything works again fine for about 5 minutes)

            -Windows 7 (Home Premium Edition)

            -The last thing I had been working on was importing and adding audio/music to the piece

            -It had been working fine for the past two months

            - I have no other software running or third party codecs installed

            - I have no third PArty I/O hardware installed


            Computer specs: Asus X54C

                                         6GB RAM

                                         64 bit operating system

                                         Intel (R) Core (TM) i3- 2350M CPU@2.30 Ghz

            • 3. Re: Cant drag
              Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              You could try by starting Premiere up while holding down shift+Alt.

              Then clearing out your Media Cash.

              See if that will help.

              • 4. Re: Cant drag
                geronimofizz Level 1

                I did as you mentioned and I also moved the location for my scratch disks and (fingers crossed) it seems to have worked.

                Thank you so much

                • 5. Re: Cant drag
                  geronimofizz Level 1

                  I spoke too soon. This is a problem that happens regardless of which project I open up

                  • 6. Re: Cant drag
                    Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    Then re-install is in order?

                    • 7. Re: Cant drag
                      geronimofizz Level 1

                      One final question;I have been working on a big project; If I re install can I continue to use those project files again? I cant risk losing them.



                      Thank you for your time

                      • 8. Re: Cant drag
                        the_wine_snob Level 9

                        The uninstall/reinstall of the program, should not affect your Project files, in any way, as they are separate from the program files - however, when I have to perform such operations, I make a backup of my Project(s), just to be safe. Though I have only had to do this operation once, I did not need my backups.


                        Good luck,



                        • 9. Re: Cant drag
                          Vinay Dwivedi Adobe Employee

                          Hi geronimofizz,


                          Please try this step and check if it works for you.


                          Click on start

                          Search for CMD run it as an administrator

                          In CMD window type net user administrator /active:y and hit enter.

                          Then type exit and get out of it

                          This will activate hidden admin on your machine.

                          Reboot your machine  and login with that administrator account it will be reflected on you login screen and there will be no password.

                          Try in that admin account and if it works then reboot your machine again come back to your user account and check in it as well.


                          Hope this fixes the issue,