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Windows 7: Can't Move Folders Between Libraries

28 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Can't Move Folders Between Libraries

Created a new library and want to move folders out of "documents" into the new library,
Can't drag and drop. Can't copy and paste. what's the deal?


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28 Jun 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the forum,

With libraries, you are only adding a location for it to look for your items.

Libraries don't store info they just point to it, that being said,

here's a tutorial to add folders to a library,

Library - Include a Folder

And here's one to remove a folder from your old one,

Library - Remove a Included Folder
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29 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 
An easier way

I appreciate the answer, and I understand the concept. However, I had 38 gig of info to reinstall and don't want to spend the rest of my life reorganizing it. I just want to be able to put it all the way I had it in "My Documents" in Windows XP and be able to rearrange it simply and quickly.

So, I figured out that if I re-create the folders I want in my C Drive, I can, not only drag and drop to copy, but move folders and individual files also by dragging and dropping. Much easier, and I know exactly where to look for what I want.

And just for old time's sake, I named my folder "My Documents".
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