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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

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    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.

    Thanks,

    royeo
     
  2. JPass

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    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
    jpass
     
  3. mike5532g

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    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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