There's a tooltip when dragging (see the screenshot below) but at dropping it flies back to Engrampa and nothing is done: no unzip, no untar, no mkdir(s), no copy, no sudo password dialog, no info/error message whatsoever.

XFCE Drag&Drop

$ uname -v
#40~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Nov 14 12:06:25 UTC 2019

Thunar 1.6.15

Engrampa 1.20.0


Most likely your are missing the "thunar-archive-plugin". Try to (re-)install it. If this doesn't solve it, try following the instructions here.


Did it with:

  • $ sudo mc
    [sudo] password for ...:
  • F5Copy

However, if such simple functions fail silently, I'm not going to change to a Linux desktop once Win 7 support expires. :(


After performing (as suggested in Eroldin's answer):

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install thunar-archive-plugin
thunar-archive-plugin is already the newest version (0.3.1-4).

there's a message now, at least:

Extraction error

A sudo password dialog, as known from other apps, would be nicer, however. (And the target folder's name isn't "", too.)

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