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For some reason, when pressing 'R' attempting to store an item on a corpse (haven't tried other containers) in TES: Skyrim, the game doesn't respond. This prevents me from completing the quest 'Breaching Security'. The R key otherwise works. The console command 'setstage' seems to bug up with Breaching Security, not letting me advance the DB storyline (though the quest registers as completed).


  • My keybindings are normal. I tried remapping the R key, it didn't affect anything. (Also, it still tells me to press 'R' to store items no matter what the weapon sheath/unsheath is mapped to).
  • I don't have a message displayed when I try to store something.
  • Addendum: I can drop items normally by pressing R, so it's not even an error to do with the inventory screen, just with the storing function.
  • Addendum 2: I tried updating to the latest patch, it didn't resolve this problem.
  • Addendum 3: Storing items works on other people's computers with a Skyrim installation, on the same savefile.

Can anyone offer a fix for the storage issue or a way to advance the Breaching Security quest otherwise?

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Have you remapped the R key (weapon sheath/unsheath)? – David B Jan 12 '12 at 18:02
Do you have a message displayed when you try to store something? – Cristol.GdM Jan 12 '12 at 20:53
When you're not storing anything, can you sheathe and unsheathe your weapon with the key? – System Folder Apr 15 '12 at 7:36

Check your key-bindings. Also be careful about where you store items. I believe that items can disappear if you store them in random barrels, and sacks. The safest way to store items are in containers in your own home.

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Perhaps don't enter the inventory mode with him and instead stand over him so that you get an activate prompt.

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The problem is not with this quest in particular, I can't store items in general (Today I resolved the quest problem by doing the 'storing' part on a friend's computer) – ro44 Jan 13 '12 at 22:49

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