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Windows 7: Can't move items in folders.


29 Nov 2009   #1

Windows XP and Windows 7
 
 
Can't move items in folders.

Whenever I drag things (Photos, music, etc.) they do not move. Is there some setting somewhere I need to check/uncheck?

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30 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
Whenever I drag things (Photos, music, etc.) they do not move. Is there some setting somewhere I need to check/uncheck?
Hi CT and welcome

we could use alot more info
Drag from where to where?
was the destination folder ever another OS?

right click the destination folder. go to properties>security and see wgo the folder is owned by

Let us know

Kenn J+
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30 Nov 2009   #3

Windows XP and Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
Whenever I drag things (Photos, music, etc.) they do not move. Is there some setting somewhere I need to check/uncheck?
Hi CT and welcome

we could use alot more info
Drag from where to where?
was the destination folder ever another OS?

right click the destination folder. go to properties>security and see wgo the folder is owned by

Let us know

Kenn J+
Dragging items around in the folder, I can sort them alphabetical, by type, etc. but I cannot move them around manually. It goes for every folder I have, from my old PC and the ones I just made.

The folders belong to the following: "SYSTEM", "Will (Laptop\Will)", "Administrators (Laptop\Administrators)"

Will is the name of my account, so I assume that's me. And everything is checked except "Special permissions."
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30 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
Whenever I drag things (Photos, music, etc.) they do not move. Is there some setting somewhere I need to check/uncheck?
Hi CT and welcome

we could use alot more info
Drag from where to where?
was the destination folder ever another OS?

right click the destination folder. go to properties>security and see wgo the folder is owned by

Let us know

Kenn J+
Dragging items around in the folder, I can sort them alphabetical, by type, etc. but I cannot move them around manually. It goes for every folder I have, from my old PC and the ones I just made.

The folders belong to the following: "SYSTEM", "Will (Laptop\Will)", "Administrators (Laptop\Administrators)"

Will is the name of my account, so I assume that's me. And everything is checked except "Special permissions."
That ability is not included in Windows 7. There has been much discussion about it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Nov 2009   #5

Windows XP and Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

Hi CT and welcome

we could use alot more info
Drag from where to where?
was the destination folder ever another OS?

right click the destination folder. go to properties>security and see wgo the folder is owned by

Let us know

Kenn J+
Dragging items around in the folder, I can sort them alphabetical, by type, etc. but I cannot move them around manually. It goes for every folder I have, from my old PC and the ones I just made.

The folders belong to the following: "SYSTEM", "Will (Laptop\Will)", "Administrators (Laptop\Administrators)"

Will is the name of my account, so I assume that's me. And everything is checked except "Special permissions."
That ability is not included in Windows 7. There has been much discussion about it.
... Really?...

That's just silly.

Thanks for clearing that up though. +rep
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30 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You should be able to move them manually, but they will go back to their location if you move them in the same folder.
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02 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 34-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
Dragging items around in the folder, I can sort them alphabetical, by type, etc. but I cannot move them around manually. It goes for every folder I have, from my old PC and the ones I just made.

The folders belong to the following: "SYSTEM", "Will (Laptop\Will)", "Administrators (Laptop\Administrators)"

Will is the name of my account, so I assume that's me. And everything is checked except "Special permissions."
That ability is not included in Windows 7. There has been much discussion about it.
... Really?...

That's just silly.

Thanks for clearing that up though. +rep
I agree with you 100%... silly is the right word for this problem. This is a detail that should be added back into Windows OS, I cant see it being a tough fix at all considering that it has been in all of the previous Windows. This issue should definitely be something that Microsoft looks into, I hope that more people will recognize this and post about it.
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02 Nov 2010   #8

 
 

Apparently you CAN disable Auto-Arrange so that you can have FREE SORTING in Windows 7 Windows Explorer. See Brink's tutorial:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/92758-windows-explorer-auto-arrange-disable.html

(And thanks to Boohbah for the information!)
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02 Nov 2010   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Well said perfect1 , its true it does exactly what it says on the tin .
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03 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional 34-bit
 
 

I'm glad that you guys have responded to my concern I appreciate it. I'm having some troubles with the process in that forum but I'm going to ask them about it. Thnx again
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