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  1. leondela1

    leondela1 Thread Starter

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    In the past, on any op sys., I've been able to move, drag, a file from one folder to another and have the file drop in to the new folder and automatically remove itself from the folder being moved from. Now I cannot do this. How do I reset this feature in my Windows Explorer folder?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    What command(s) are you using to move?

    When you drag a file to another folder are both folders in the same partition ("drive" in Microsoft-speak)? Are you aware that a simple drag from one partition to another does a copy (not a move)?

    The following is copied from this site:

    In Windows, dragging and dropping a file will perform the default task—usually moving. However, holding down a certain key will perform different actions:

    • Ctrl+Drag will copy the file
    • Shift+Drag will move the file (in situations where copy is the default—like when you're dragging a file between two different drives)
     
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    leondela1 Thread Starter

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    not using any commands... simply dragging and dropping a file from 1 folder to another and the file automatically removes itself from the initial folder and moves the file to the destination folder.
     
  4. leondela1

    leondela1 Thread Starter

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    so nobody knows anything about this? I've been able to do this since I've had my computer.
     
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    You answered the question in the first line of my post # 2. However, still waiting for a direct response to the remainder of my post.
     
  6. leondela1

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    i do not use commands nor press any buttons to move files. i simply grab, drag and drop and the file moves from 1 folder to another. file is removed from initial folder and shows up in new folder.

    what are you talking about:
    how can i answer the question in the first line of your post?

    further, i have no idea what you're asking me to respond to...
     
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    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Terry asked a 2nd and 3rd question in the 2nd paragraph of his post above, which you haven't answered yet.

    I know these things can be frustrating but I can't see anything wrong with his post #5.
     
  8. TerryNet

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    And that's exactly how that drag and drop operation is supposed to work when both folders are in the same partition.


    You already answered it in post # 3 and again in post # 6. See Allan's post above for more clarity on my "still waiting for a direct response to the remainder of my post"
     
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    leondela1,

    I've edited your post above. I suggest you adjust your attitude as we won't tolerate rudeness or disrespect towards another member. If you don't understand what's being asked of you politely request clarification.
     
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