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In Explorer often copy/moves don't go where intended

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by royeo, May 17, 2007.

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  1. royeo

    royeo Thread Starter

    Jul 8, 2006
    I have Windows XP Pro, SP2.

    In Windows Explorer when I drag and drop to make a copy/move, I drag the object (file, folder) over and highlight the intended place to drop and then drop. I drag with right finger so I will be asked if I want to copy or move. But often the object doesn't go into the highlighted object. When this happens I just "Undo" the move. But I'd like for the copy/move to work right the first time.

    Often the object ends up in an adjacent object. But sometimes I can't find it at all. Can somebody please tell me if I'm doing something wrong and/or what I should do.


  2. JPass


    Dec 30, 2003
    go to the item you want to copy and use the edit option in the upper left corner and select all, then edit again hit copy . now open the intended target, edit again then paste.
    that should solve your problem
  3. mike5532g


    Jun 11, 2004
    Try right clicking the destination folder and selecting open. Easier to drag and drop on a window than a tiny folder icon.
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