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Windows 7: Can move only one file at a time within same folder or get error msg

13 Jun 2014   #1
griddlesuk

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Can move only one file at a time within same folder or get error msg

I often need to reorganise files and sub-folders within the same main folder, for example, move folder from sub-folder named documents to sub-folder named photos. However Explorer in Windows 7 Professional will only allow me to move one folder at a time. When I try to move a second folder I get the message that I can't as the file or folder is open! Of course it is - I'm trying to move files within it! I'm reduced to sneaking up on it every few minutes. This can't be right, please help


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14 Jun 2014   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

How are you moving it? Drag and drop or cut/paste?
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16 Jun 2014   #3
griddlesuk

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Can move only one file at a time within same folder or get error msg

Hi - I'm trying both and still get same message. Have recently moved from Windows XP and wasn't an issue at all there
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16 Jun 2014   #4
MilesAhead

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