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deleting files creats a copy of that file

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kimmmie77, Oct 12, 2008.

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  1. kimmmie77

    kimmmie77 Thread Starter

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    I have been trying to delete pics. When i press control and click on each pic to delete a bunch at one time, I get copies of the files im trying to highlight. I thought I was clicking on create shortcut, but it is creating a copy of all I have highlighted even before I get to the delete menu.
    Anyone heard of this before? What am I doing wrong?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bboy_cero

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    Highlight them and DON?T MOVE YOUR MOUSE, and press shift+delete, but careful, this option deletes your files forever, they don't appear in recycle bin, they are completely removed from your computer, you can't restore them at any way. So be careful with that.
     
  3. etch

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    the problem is that when u move ur mouse while highlighting ur files (while pressing on them i mean) u will get all these files copied ...
    u just need to be careful with ur highlighting ^^
    take care :)
     
  4. kimmmie77

    kimmmie77 Thread Starter

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    Sorry its taken so long to reply, reality waits for no one. ;) anyways, I've tried the shift delete thing and it works for about 4 pics, then it will copy a pic. Same thing if i just click on the file, remove my hand from the mouse and hit delete button. it will delete a few but about the 3 or 4 time it will copy the pic.
    And thank you bb_ceo and etch for repling to my problem.
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Where do the copies appear? What are the file names of the copies?
     
  6. peacox

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    This problem occurrs like this. If you hold down the Ctrl key so you can select random pictures to highlight them, and if you move the mouse pointer a fraction of a mm while the left mouse key is depressed you will create a copy of the picture you are currently selecting. It will appear at the end of the folder and will be named "Copy of" origninal file name. Its the combination of control key and drag on the picture that creates the copy of it.
    HTH
     
  7. muppy03

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    If you are trying to delete a block try holding shift key click on first picture then still holding shift key click on the last one in the group/block. this will highlight everything inbetween and makes for easier deleting.
     
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