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Windows 7: Odd behaviour with Windows Explorer?

03 Mar 2011   #1

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Odd behaviour with Windows Explorer?

I have a folder which contains about 100 files. In order to sort them for easy reference, I created a number of subfolders. I moved the files to their respective folders. However the original files stayed where they wer in the main folder and they also appeared in the subfolders. If I deleted the copy in the main folder it also deleted the copy in the subfolder. If I restored the file from the Waste bin, it restored the file in both places. I definately moved the files as distinct from copying them, but it looks as if the files in the subfolders are shortcuts or bookmarks. This hasn't happened with any other folders so has anyone any ideas why it's happening with this one?
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03 Mar 2011   #2

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux

Sounds like you made a link to the original rather than a copy of the original. If you did a move function you wouldn't see them in the original folder, only in the target folder.

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