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Currently running Ubuntu 13.10 after a fresh install/re install due to this problem.

The error occurs whenever I try to drag a file from the Ubuntu search( in the launcher ), to the desktop. the whole error message is as follows...

"Error while copying. There was an error getting information about “/”."

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"The specified location is not supported"

Error when trying to drag an application to create a shortcut in destop

I don't understand the problem and can't see any clear way of fixing it. Any and all advice would be appreciated. :)

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currently a bug -

https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/1241972

In the meantime just browse to the location of the .desktop(s) & copy and paste to your Desktop (typically /usr/share/applications

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