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Windows 7: I want to make a send to option that will MOVE to specified library

30 May 2011   #1
McP2143

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
I want to make a send to option that will MOVE to specified library

So i am sorta new, but not stupid
I read a few posts and managed to find the send to folder. I then put a shortcut to Pictures (the default library) in the send to folder but when I use it, it copies there. I want it to MOVE the files there. I know I can just select Move to but then I have to select the folder. tedious. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Ps. Don't mention the shift key as I hate all keyboards!


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30 May 2011   #2
James Colbert

 
 

This may be of use:

Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder

Just to be clear, the Libraries are basically a 'shortcut' to the specified folder. I.E., My Pictures, so you will never have a file only in the Pictures Library, it will also be (by necessity) in the My Pictures folder.

James
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30 May 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Send to .. always copies. That is all you get. Else you have to use what James suggested.
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30 May 2011   #4
McP2143

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Thanks for the quick replys
I am thinking more along the lines of changing what the one specific shortcut does when activated. Then placing this "special shortcut" in the send to folder. Still not possible? Maybe make it a shortcut to a .bat that does this??
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31 May 2011   #5
debugged

Windows 7
 
 

This might interest you:

To Move a file using Send To:

1. Hold down your SHIFT key
2. Tap your CTRL Key once (don't let go of SHIFT)
3. Right click on your item and select a send to option (don' let go of SHIFT until you're done).
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31 May 2011   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

@debugged - that works for me without having to tap the CTRL key.

for me the secret is to have the shift key held down all the time.

a few weeks ago i had a discussion with another forum member, and he claimed it didn't work for him at all.

i'm still wondering why.
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31 May 2011   #7
debugged

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
@debugged - that works for me without having to tap the CTRL key..
You're right, I also don't need to tap Ctrl to get it to move - I'm more used to sending shortcuts, and for that you have to hold Alt and tap Ctrl before right-click > Send to.
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31 May 2011   #8
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
a few weeks ago i had a discussion with another forum member, and he claimed it didn't work for him at all.

i'm still wondering why.
It's not a claim, it's a fact

Which is why Brink created this - Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder

Edit - this worked.....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by debugged View Post
This might interest you:

To Move a file using Send To:

1. Hold down your SHIFT key
2. Tap your CTRL Key once (don't let go of SHIFT)
3. Right click on your item and select a send to option (don' let go of SHIFT until you're done).
This doesn't.....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i (think i) know what you mean.

maybe it's something i tweaked long ago and forgotten about, but on my machine:

in windows explorer:
  1. hold down shift key - and don't let go until i say so!

  2. right-click on file or folder

  3. send to > (shift key still pressed down)

  4. select destination (shift key still pressed down)

  5. watch that sucker disappear from current folder, and reappear (move or shift) to desired location.

  6. now you can let go of shift!
Possible to create a "Move To" Option?

Once I did the tap CTRL it worked! (for me)
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31 May 2011   #9
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McP2143 View Post
So i am sorta new, but not stupid
I read a few posts and managed to find the send to folder. I then put a shortcut to Pictures (the default library) in the send to folder but when I use it, it copies there. I want it to MOVE the files there. I know I can just select Move to but then I have to select the folder. tedious. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Ps. Don't mention the shift key as I hate all keyboards!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
This may be of use:

Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder

Just to be clear, the Libraries are basically a 'shortcut' to the specified folder. I.E., My Pictures, so you will never have a file only in the Pictures Library, it will also be (by necessity) in the My Pictures folder.

James
The link James provided works as well, and it's what I used.

Just staying on track
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31 May 2011   #10
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

all i can say is that it works for me...
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