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Windows 7: Hdd making duplicate files

01 Apr 2015   #1
darkf0xx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Hdd making duplicate files

I have an external Toshiba 1TB hard drive that messed up about a year ago so I took it apart and pulled the hard drive out and checked to see if I could just hard line it internally in my computer, it turned out that it wasn't messed up it was just the chip that the external was using to transfer it to a USB 3.0. I just hooked it up internally using a sata cable to use it as an extra hard drive but there is a problem with it because when I put file on it, it will just duplicate the file and send it over to the drive as if its still an external, for those that don't know when you drag and drop a file into an external it just transfers a duplicate file over to the hdd while leaving the original on the real hard drive. Is there any way I can stop it from doing this and make it so it just transfers over fully, its gotta be taking longer than normal creating a duplicate like that. Its not a super big problem its just annoying.


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01 Apr 2015   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The normal operation of drag and drop in Windows 7:

if it is performed to a location on the same hard drive, it will perform a move.

If it is performed to a location on a different hard drive, it will perform a copy.

It appears that your system is acting normally.
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01 Apr 2015   #3
darkf0xx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
The normal operation of drag and drop in Windows 7:

if it is performed to a location on the same hard drive, it will perform a move.

If it is performed to a location on a different hard drive, it will perform a copy.

It appears that your system is acting normally.
thanks a lot, I wasn't sure if there was a way to perform just a move or not. I have only had externals so didn't know that it was like that with multiple hard drives.
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01 Apr 2015   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You're welcome.

See this tutorial. You can add a Move to function to the context menu if you like.

Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder

You can also press the ALT key to see the menu bar (when in the explorer window).
Then select Edit and there is a move to function there as well.
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