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Windows 7: Drag & Drop 'Creates Links'

22 Nov 2010   #1
Bob2348

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Drag & Drop 'Creates Links'

I previously posted this thread:

Drag & Drop 'Creates Links'...

The problem is happening again, but I think the thread has been buried within the melee, hence why I'm creating this one.

My issue is being unable to drag and drop music onto my HTC Desire, and sometimes my external HD. It won't copy or move, it just wants to 'create a link'.

Any help appreciated.


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22 Nov 2010   #2
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Is there any chance that your ALT key "hangs" ?
What happens, if you press CTRL or SHIFT while Drag/Drop?

Normally Drag/Drop while pressing ALT creates shortcuts, Drag/Drop with CTRL copies the file(s) and Drag/Drop with SHIFT moves the file(s) .

BTW (from the old thread) desktop.ini files are hidden by default

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

-DG
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22 Nov 2010   #3
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Bob2348:
Try dragging with the Right Mouse button; a context menu will ask what type of D'n'D you want to do.
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22 Nov 2010   #4
Bob2348

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the replies.

@SledgeDG
Nothing happens when dragging whilst holding alt, shift or ctrl.

@rap33042
Doing that just brings up a choice of either 'Create Shortcut' or 'Cancel'.
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22 Nov 2010   #5
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Where are the files located specifically that you are trying to copy over?
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22 Nov 2010   #6
Bob2348

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Within the regular Windows Music folder is a sub-folder called 'Audio' where I keep all my music.

I can drag and drop a music file from the 'Music' folder, but not the 'Audio' folder.
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22 Nov 2010   #7
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Who/what created the Audio folder and what are the permissions on the Audio folder?
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22 Nov 2010   #8
Bob2348

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

The audio folder is a pre-existing one from when I copied it from my old computer to external HD, then onto this laptop.

I'm the only user, and the only one with permission.
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22 Nov 2010   #9
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Your problem sounds like a permissions problem on the folder in that it won't allow it to be copied.

Can you post a screenshot of the permissions on that folder?
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22 Nov 2010   #10
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Just a hunch...stop the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service and try again

Services - Start or Disable
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