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Can't move files/folders in a folder?

Can't move files/folders in a folder?
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I reformatted my laptop yesterday and now I can't drag my files/folders around in a folder. There used to be a vertical line that appears whenever I drag a file/folder but now it doesn't show up anymore.

I used to be able to do that before I reformatted my laptop. How can I fix this?
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