In Ubuntu 15.10, when I used the Files program to copy files, I could select files, drag them over a sidebar folder and the folder would automatically open so that I could continue dragging to subfolders.

Because of problems related to Ubuntu failing to recognize my graphics card I was forced to reinstall Ubuntu and went with installing 16.04.

Unfortunately now when I drag files and hover over a sidebar folder, the Files program just sits there and does nothing.

My question is how do I get the Files program in 16.04 to work the same way as it did in 15.10?

  • I'm always afraid when I drag the files they'll get moved and not copied. What I do is highlight the files, right click and select Copy. Then I navigate the folder I want them in, right click and select Paste. Hope this helps until you find out how to drag them. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Nov 7 '16 at 3:10
  • Hi, the technique you recommend is one I use at times. But what leaves me scratching my head is why the program's behavior changed between the original install and the 16.04 install. After all, that is a rather fundamental behavior. – Jim Nov 7 '16 at 3:14

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