Although the company may still bring back the support, in the meantime, a small tool has emerged in GitHub that allows you to drag and drop files to mimic the same missing functionality to open the file with the running application. In this guide, you will learn the steps to bring back the drag and drop support for the Taskbar on Windows 11.

Enable drag and drop in Taskbar

To enable the drag and drop feature in the Taskbar, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, you can drag a file to the app button and drop it over the running application (window) to open it.

When using this tool, it’s worth noting that the “not allowed” icon will still show up when dragging the file to the running application.

Optional configuration

To allow the tool to run automatically at startup and hide the console window, use these steps: After you complete the steps, the tool will run automatically without additional steps.

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