Photoshop: After running a while, breaks windows drag and drop functionality

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When I launch photoshop, I can drag files from windows explorer into photoshop without issue. However after running it for a while (and particularly opening and closing smart objects in photoshop) my windows drag and drop feature stops working entirely. Meaning I cannot drag a file from explorer into photoshop, or even explorer into another explorer window, dragging and dropping just does nothing.

When I close and reopen photoshop, or manually restart windows explorer the issue goes away.
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James Van Niekerk

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Anything unique about your set up? Do you disable tabbed documents?
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James Van Niekerk

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Nothing that comes to mind. Its a vanilla install of photoshop. No plugins enabled. And I have not disabled tabbed documents.
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Rosemary Gooding

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I am having exactly the same problem, Standard setup using PS CC 2020