Quote: Originally Posted by RealGem
I have only just noticed that when I drag a file to a different folder on the same drive, it does not *MOVE* but gets COPIED!!
So it's behaving as if it were being moved to a separate drive.
Is there somewhere I can change the settings please, so dragging files only moves them; and doesn't copy them?
The behavior you're describing is NOT the way it is supposed to work by default. Your expectations are 100% valid and correct.
In the absence of any variations on usage (e.g. using CTRL or SHIFT or right-click drag) simple left-click dragging a file from one folder to another on the same drive is supposed to default to MOVE, not COPY. Period. There's no setting to control this. It's not a system setting or option.
Something's wrong or corrupted with your system, if you ask me. Or, maybe you have some special [wireless] mouse software that's been configured to "get involved", and actually produce the effect you're seeing... converting MOVE operations to COPY?
When did this start happening? I'll bet if you reinstalled Windows 7 it would disappear, not that I'm suggesting this course of action.
If it's only fairly recent, do you have a restore point or system image which might get you back to when it still worked as expected?
Sorry... I have no other suggestion. Your expectation of how it is supposed to work is correct. That's the only way it's supposed to work.