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Drag and drop PDFs to Image model as Administrator

Postby wjstarck » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:28 pm

Should I be able to drag and drop PDFs from the desktop to a folder in the Images module when running OD as an administrator (OD 19.1.x and OD 19.2.x)?

I can do it when OD is not run as an adminstrator, but it doesn't work if OD is run as an administrator, even if the Windows user account I'm logged in as has administrative privileges. Is this the expected behavior?

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Re: Drag and drop PDFs to Image model as Administrator

Postby cmcgehee » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:36 am

This is expected behavior, and it happens with all programs in Windows, not just Open Dental. Basically, the medium privilege process (File Explorer) isn't allowed to send messages to the high privilege process (Open Dental). This article has more details: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/patricka/2010/01/28/q-why-doesnt-drag-and-drop-work-when-my-application-is-running-elevated-a-mandatory-integrity-control-and-uipi/
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