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Windows 7: Finding an easy way to move a file to a predefined location

19 Jan 2014   #11
dTonic

 

I agree with you, for the most part, for large files or multiple files, but for single files under 5MB I would not feel paranoid in the least. A 2 second process. And if the file is visible deleted from the source location, then the process was a success.
In other words, all a "Move" does is a copy, then a delete. Besides all this, she will need close to 20 folders to copy to from the send to context.


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19 Jan 2014   #12
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Hi dTonic,

whs is giving you some good ideas, but I thought I might add one more.

Don't let my post distract you from the path you are on with whs.

Win7 has this keen feature called libraries.
There are the standard Libraries Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos that should have
the corresponding User folder (Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos) already referenced.

You can reference ANY folder anywhere on the computer in a library and find files without actually going to the folder.

There is a little learning curve with Libraries, but once set up to your liking - it's a no brainer.

The trick to organizing simpy becomes tagging - let the library do the organizing work for you.

Take some time to learn about libraries (see links in my sig - I think there's something in there, or check the SF tutorial section)

In the meantime, carry on with whs.

Bill
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19 Jan 2014   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

New Library - Create

Library - Include a Folder

If you'd like to see how it works.
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27 Jan 2014   #14
SHADO DESIGN

win 7 64 one one machine and win 8.1 on the other
 
 

Look why don't you all do your self a favor and get you mum a copy of ACDSEE this is a viewer that can move or copy pictures thousands of shots I know run a small business and i use this everyday it is not hard to learn how to use! you could even sit down with it and play with it then show your mum!

if you do get it you could even get in touch and i'll tech u!

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window is not the friendliest of places to move stuff around! and it is not old person friendly either! I known because i do a few jobs with the elderly! and they get mad when there computer don't do something so simple
which it should do!

have a good one Maverick http://www.sevenforums.com/images/smilies/cool.gif
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27 Jan 2014   #15
dTonic

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SHADO DESIGN View Post
Look why don't you all do your self a favor and get you mum a copy of ACDSEE this is a viewer that can move or copy pictures thousands of shots I know run a small business and i use this everyday it is not hard to learn how to use! you could even sit down with it and play with it then show your mum!

if you do get it you could even get in touch and i'll tech u!

my e-mail is [removed]
window is not the friendliest of places to move stuff around! and it is not old person friendly either! I known because i do a few jobs with the elderly! and they get mad when there computer don't do something so simple
which it should do!

have a good one Maverick http://www.sevenforums.com/images/smilies/cool.gif
She has an old version of ACDSEE that she has been using (v2.5), but perhaps neither her nor I have really learned the details of it.

I really need to readup and understand about "Libraries" and decide if they are advantageous or an unnecessary burden.
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27 Jan 2014   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Libraries are great - especially if you have files on different disks/partitions. Libraries allow you to gather all of them under one roof.
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27 Jan 2014   #17
dTonic

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Libraries are great - especially if you have files on different disks/partitions. Libraries allow you to gather all of them under one roof.
...however,I'm looking for houses with separate roofs, connected only when making backups.
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27 Jan 2014   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are a difficult customer.
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27 Jan 2014   #19
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Hi dtonic,

Libraries are fairly easy to wrap your head around, once you get over the initial "What are they, How do I" stage. I had a good MS link, but can't locate it now (I'll post it or PM you if I find it again)

In the meantime... https://www.google.com/search?q=Wind...Address&ie=&oe=

Play with what you already have, add a new "same type" folder to each of the four std Libraries - see what it does.
Here's an easy play thing
create 4 new folders any where on your computer, each can be in a different partition or drive
(the names aren't important)
DocLibTest
MusicLIbTest
PicsLibTest
VidLibTest

Then at the level above those test folders, right click on the test folder and select "Include in Library >" and select the corresponding Library type

Let's use D:\Store\Media as an example of where you created the test folders
When you're in D:\Store\Media right click on the DocLibTest folder to bring up the alternate menu
Select/expand "Include in Library >" and choose Documents

The DocLibTest folder is now referenced in the Documents Library.
Put a few docs in the folder with names that you can easily spot. The content doesn't matter while you're playing/leaning but making the file name unique and recognizable does help.

Open the Documents Library and play with the Arrange by options, flip through each one to see how Documents Library presents the files. You can also right click an open area and choose more display options:
view type, sort by, group by.

Then take a peek at the locations dialog (underneath teh name of the Library). You can change the order of folders in the Library and you can set one of the folders to be the default save location.

Each Library is geared towards the file types (Docs, Music, Pics, Vids). It's actually pretty cool.

How does this help mom?
When the pics are moved off the camera, the can simply be placed in a sub folder of an exisitng folder that is included in the Pictures Library. Using PicsLibTest as an example

You could simply copy the folder off the camera card to PicsLibTest and everything that is in that folder will get displayed in the Pictures Library. That's not the best solution because camera folder names aren't very descriptive.

A better approach would be to copy the folder off the camera and rename it in PicsLibTest to something meaningful. Vacation 2014 for example... you get the idea

If mom wants to really get creative, you can tag the images - but that's more work.

Anyway, as usual I've gone on and on.

I hope this post helps you begin to understand Libraries. Have fun and ask any questions - read the tutorials, and check MS ... I think it was the spring board series.

Bill
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