It just happened to me again. I accidentally moved a file in my Visual Studio solution that I had not intention of moving. I think I’ve narrowed down what my user error is that causes this but still, I know this happens to a lot of people besides me so I thought I’d file a connect bug with the hopes that Microsoft fixes it.
Here is the URL of the connect bug. Please go and vote for it!
Here is what I actually posted:
I'm labeling this as a bug because it happens so often and often with large consequences. Today, I finally spend some time and nailed down what actually causes it.
Here is the scenario:
1. Go to scroll bar of Solution Explorer and grab scroll bar
2. Start Moving scroll bar
3. (do not notice that you missed grabbing the scroll bar but instead have grabbed a file
4. let go of dragged files
The result is the file is dropped at some random place in your solution, likely never to be found again.