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Windows 7: Drag and drop = copying instead of moving

22 Oct 2013   #1
Lazordog

Windows 7
 
 
Drag and drop = copying instead of moving

Hi,
When ever I drag and drop an item from one windows explorer file to the other it seems to copy, paste when I want it to cut, paste/move to. Is there any way to solve this? It will let me 'cut, paste/ move to' an item using drag and drop if I hold down the shift key but I am extremely lazy so I made this post to see if I could fix it. Please help me if you have a solution. I have read other posts that have the same problem but the other way around so there must be some way to fix this issue. Well, hope for your help soon.
- Lazordog





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22 Oct 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

hold the shift key when you move it.
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22 Oct 2013   #3
Lazordog

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
hold the shift key when you move it.
Too lazy, I just want a fix
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23 Oct 2013   #4
aakshat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can try this

Drag'n'Drop Editor
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24 Oct 2013   #5
Lazordog

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aakshat View Post
You can try this

Drag'n'Drop Editor
Thanks man
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24 Oct 2013   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Right mouse button dragging gives options/ left mouse button doesn't,
Cheers.
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24 Oct 2013   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Brilliant Mike!
Yes, release the right button after dragging the item and the following options appear. 7-Zip shows if youhave it installed.

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24 Oct 2013   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks Gary,
Never knew about 7-Zip being listed since I don't have it installed,
Personally Cancel is my favorite because accidently dropping to the wrong location does happen
Cheers.
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24 Oct 2013   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

No, you're Mike? Me Gary.
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