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Windows 7: Drag n Drop across drives

07 Aug 2010   #1
justalogin

Win 7
 
 
Drag n Drop across drives

I have a 1 Tb internal HDD and my old 500 Gb WD Ext HDD. Recently I moved some of my folders from the Ext Drive to the Internal Drive. That was when I noticed that Win 7 allows Drag n Drop [MOVE] within the same drive, but Drag n Drop becomes [COPY] across different drives. I know this is really not a huge issue but I'd like to know if there's some way I can Drag n Drop [MOVE] files across different drives.


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07 Aug 2010   #2
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justalogin View Post
I have a 1 Tb internal HDD and my old 500 Gb WD Ext HDD. Recently I moved some of my folders from the Ext Drive to the Internal Drive. That was when I noticed that Win 7 allows Drag n Drop [MOVE] within the same drive, but Drag n Drop becomes [COPY] across different drives. I know this is really not a huge issue but I'd like to know if there's some way I can Drag n Drop [MOVE] files across different drives.
There are two options available to you:
  1. Do the drag operation as normal with the left-button, but just before you release the mouse at the target location, press and hold the <SHIFT> key.
  2. Use the right-button to perform the drag. When you release the mouse button at the target location, you will be presented with a menu from which you can choose "Move Here", "Copy Here", "Create Shortcut Here" or "Cancel".
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07 Aug 2010   #3
justalogin

Win 7
 
 

Thank You Dzomlija. You solved my problem
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07 Aug 2010   #4
Sympatico

 
 

Also Drag n drop. Delete original.
Simples No?
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