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Windows 7: how to move files

02 Apr 2012   #11
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Also holding down Shift while dragging is supposed to move between drives. However I've found it to be flaky. Better to drag with right mouse button and select Move from the menu.

If you want to move the files in a folder tree using Explorer, type a pattern into Search in the top folder. Then control-a to select all, then drag with right mouse button and click Move in the context menu. If the target is something that might lose connection during the file move you might be better off doing a copy then deleting the found files on success. But for local drives, right mouse drag & drop should be fine.


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02 Apr 2012   #12
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Also holding down Shift while dragging is supposed to move between drives.
Yes that's true, I forgot about that one.
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02 Apr 2012   #13
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duzzy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Also holding down Shift while dragging is supposed to move between drives.
Yes that's true, I forgot about that one.
So did I. After trying it a few times I remember why I forgot. It doesn't work half the time. Seems a bit touchy as to exactly when you press shift. More hassle than it's worth.
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02 Apr 2012   #14
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Also you can "cheat" and use FreeCommander or another file manager.
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03 Apr 2012   #15
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Keyboard + Mouse Combos

You can use keyboard + mouse combos.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Most of these actions were mentioned above.
I've collated them here.

Keyboard + Mouse (2 Buttons + Wheel) Combos

Copy
Ctrl + drag (left mouse button)
Move
Shift + drag (left mouse button)
Create Link/Shortcut
Alt + drag (left mouse button)
Zoom (in & out)
Ctrl + Scroll Wheel
Scroll (left & right)
Alt + Scroll Wheel
OR
Shift + Scroll Wheel
This action depends on the program you are using (e.g. IIRC, Photoshop uses Alt and GIMP uses Shift).
Auto-Scroll (up & down, left & right)
Scroll Wheel Button
Some programs allow auto-scrolling (e.g. Word, IE, Firefox).
This places a marker on the page.
The distance and location that you move the mouse pointer (relative to the marker) controls the speed and scroll direction.
You can also use drag (right mouse button), which will give you a menu of options (when you release it) including "Cancel".


This only applies to Windows (in Linux, the GUI uses the mouse differently).
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03 Apr 2012   #16
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Just to tack something related on, this thread I've found handy:

Comprehensive list of Windows hotkeys.
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