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


17 Jan 2014   #1

 
Finding an easy way to move a file to a predefined location

Preface:
My mother is 77 yrs young and has trouble, too often for my liking, with dragging and dropping files to the correct folders. She imports pics from her digital camera, which get sent to a newly created folder (date-time) insode her main picture folder. Then she edits the file-name and sometimes crops and tweaks the images. When she is done, she needs to move them from this temporary date-time folder to any number of specific folders.....Thanksgiving, Christmas, John, Mark and Terry...etc.

Objective:
I'm looking for a more fail-safe way of the move process. My first thought was to create a "move to" link for the right-click. But from there she has to continuously search for the "Specific file." I thought there were programs out there that allowed one to have a group of 'specific folders" to move files to. In other words, Right-click on a file, select move to, have a list of folder that one could move the file to, select the folder, and its all done.

any ideas??

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17 Jan 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

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If there are not too many target folders, you could include them into the sendto right click menu. That would work with up to e.g. 10 - after that it gets a bit messy.

If that's something you want to try, post back and I give you the details. Here is an example of my right click menu that I have set up that way - but only for 1 folder => A1Temp.

PS: tell your mom this advice is from an oldtimer - I am 76 -


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18 Jan 2014   #3

 

She may be very close to the "10" limit mark, but even so, she would have to delete the file afterwards. A move to, with a folder list would eliminate the extra steps, albeit, she could wait and delete all the files at once.

for the sendto I would merely create shortcuts in the sendto folder, or am I stuck in XP mode??

I would like to know though, in case the "move-to" option is not possible. The move-to option would give a visual conformation of the action as the file would disappear after the action was complete.
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18 Jan 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

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All you do is make shortcuts of the folders in question on the desktop. Then you open the sendto folder. Start > type shell:sendto > hit Enter > move the shortcuts from desktop into the folder > close folder.

Whilst you are in the sendto folder, you might as well delete the entries your mom will not use.

Where did that XP mode idea come from ??
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18 Jan 2014   #5

 

the "XP Mode" was in reference to my process of creating the links, it was based on Windows XP's sendto location and how I'd create shortcuts there. I wasn't sure if Windows 7 would be the same or different.

Thus, my process was in "XP Mode"
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18 Jan 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I never used XP. So I would not know how it worked there.
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18 Jan 2014   #7

 

...the following link has a program that comes closest to what I would like.

MyFolders Trusted Freeware download and reviews - SnapFiles.com
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18 Jan 2014   #8
Microsoft MVP

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It adds an extra step to what Send To can do, but maybe can add more destinations.
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18 Jan 2014   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
It adds an extra step to what Send To can do, but maybe can add more destinations.
Yes, but Send To will require deletion of the file afterwards. Destinations seem unlimited, though displaying the entire PATH to the folder is a bit cumbersome. A simple destination folder is all that was necessary.
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18 Jan 2014   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A copy action is much better than a move action. At least you do not lose anything and you can always check whether everything arrived at the destination. I never use move or cut. If you e.g. lose power in the process, your data is gone. The later delete is a small price to pay for this security.
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