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How to create keyboard shortcuts to move files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by megalodon, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. megalodon

    megalodon Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have a large collection of articles in various formats (pdf, doc, etc) that I want to organize in folders according to their topics (History, Literature, Art, etc). The idea is moving each file to the respective folder. Is there any way of programming the keyboard so that for example when I highlight (select) a certain set of files and press "H", it will move those files to the "History" folder, press "L" for Literature, etc. This would be a great timesaver to simplify the task. Thanks.
     
  2. Dan O

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    You can automate the copying by using Windows Send To feature.

    You would need to add the new Send To locations, such as History.

    For details how see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310270
     
  3. megalodon

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    Thanks Dan, that's a nice workaround. I was suggested to use AutoHotkey in another forum, but that requires knowledge of script writing.
     
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