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Windows 7: Can't move "note pad" files to desk topo folder.


09 Jan 2011   #1

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Can't move "note pad" files to desk topo folder.

I mostly use my computer for photography. I keep a folder on my desk top where I store photos that I have printed.

I also write adjustments I have made to the photos in "note pad" but find that I cannot move these files to the folder in which I want to keep them. Nothing I have tried works. Drag and drop doesn't work. Nor does using control+C and control+V.

Could it be possible that the thing I have done in win 95, 98, and XP can't be done in win 7? WTF?

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09 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Where do you save them initially?

See what LockHunter tells you abut the file you are trying to move. It may be in use or locked ad LockHunter (or a similar program can free the lock).
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09 Jan 2011   #3

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stonehorse View Post
I mostly use my computer for photography. I keep a folder on my desk top where I store photos that I have printed.

I also write adjustments I have made to the photos in "note pad" but find that I cannot move these files to the folder in which I want to keep them. Nothing I have tried works. Drag and drop doesn't work. Nor does using control+C and control+V.

Could it be possible that the thing I have done in win 95, 98, and XP can't be done in win 7? WTF?
All those methods should work, and a couple of others as well.

Looks like you have some sort of access problem. Where are you trying to save them ?

The following is not offered as a solution to your problem, ( although it might work), but you might find it more conveneint in future when everything is working again:

Send to Toys by :: gabrieleponti.com ::

<http://www.gabrieleponti.com/software/>


This a great free utility and saves a lot of clicking, dragging and what have you. You can set up the targets you want and a right click sends whatever you click on to that target immediately.

So, back to your problem, Can you give us some more info?

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #4

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Thanks for the response.

I right clicked on the folder and it seems that all the permissions have the allowed box checked.

I can move "word pad" files anywhere I wish. It's just the "note pad" files that won't go where I want them. Some times they will go the "documents" library. But that is not where I want them.

In case you are wondering why I don't just use "word pad" instead of note pad it's because "word pad makes me go through an irritating process to open a file. "Note Pad" opens right away.

I have no problem moving my jpeg files. The only problem with that is that win 7 won't let me arrange files in the order I wish. But that is minor compared to the inability to move my "note pad" files.

I have also tried opening the edit drop down and clicking "save all" and then choosing "save as" in the file drop down. Then I can select the destination. But when I hit "save" I get a message that no file exists.
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09 Jan 2011   #5

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stonehorse View Post
Thanks for the response.

I right clicked on the folder and it seems that all the permissions have the allowed box checked.

I can move "word pad" files anywhere I wish. It's just the "note pad" files that won't go where I want them. Some times they will go the "documents" library. But that is not where I want them.

In case you are wondering why I don't just use "word pad" instead of note pad it's because "word pad makes me go through an irritating process to open a file. "Note Pad" opens right away.

I have no problem moving my jpeg files. The only problem with that is that win 7 won't let me arrange files in the order I wish. But that is minor compared to the inability to move my "note pad" files.

I have also tried opening the edit drop down and clicking "save all" and then choosing "save as" in the file drop down. Then I can select the destination. But when I hit "save" I get a message that no file exists.
That is normal, "Select all" only selects all the text in the file you have open, it will not select multiple files.



When you choose "save" the file has no default location as such and a "Save As" box is opened. You then have to navigate to wherever you want to save the file, give it a name, and save it.

You can make a shortcut;

Code:
%windir%\notepad.exe path to file
Which will open notepad automatically at that location.

This is why a lot of people use Notepad replacements! There are lots of these, but this is a very good free one;

Notepad++ | 5.8.6

<http://notepad-plus-plus.org/>

You might not need alll the "bells and whistles" but you don't have to use them. The program is easy to use but still very powerful.

This is what it looks like;



You can also set up your directory and other preferences; ( You can't do that in Notepad)





Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #6

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Not sure what you mean, Mike. Are you saying that notepad can't be moved anywhere but into the documents library (that is the only place win 7 now lets me park note pad files)?

Can these other versions be moved?
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09 Jan 2011   #7

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stonehorse View Post
Not sure what you mean, Mike. Are you saying that notepad can't be moved anywhere but into the documents library (that is the only place win 7 now lets me park note pad files)?

Can these other versions be moved?
You can not specify a general default target in notepad, it opens wherever you happen to be in the file heirarchy. It also saves to the location in which you opened it, unless you press "Save As", which will allow you to navigate to another folder and save the file there. It's rather complex to explain.

If you open notepad in the path "Documents" ( or whatever), it will save any file you edit there back to where it was opened from. In order to change that you have to use "Save as " in order to specify a different target.

If you open notepad from a command line in the start menu, or from your "Programs" folder, it has no default target, and if you press "Save" it will automatically default to "Save as" requiring you to specify a target.

Clear?

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Notepad.txt can be saved to the desktop. You should be able to move them to any folder you want to.
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09 Jan 2011   #9

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Just to note (arrgh! ) this free editor is also very good and very popular, it does not have the limitations notepad has;

EditPad Lite - Free Text Editor for Windows

<http://www.editpadlite.com/>

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #10

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Also, you can not move files using notepad, you need a file manager to do that. Explorer is the default file manager in Windows 7, and controls the desktop environment.

Regards....Mike Connor
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