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Windows 7: Possible to create a "Move To" Option?

20 Apr 2011   #11
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I know about the holding down the shift and right clicking the item but it doen't "Move" it, it just copies it to the folder. I wanted somthing to actually "Move" the file.
i'm sure it does move it if you keep the shift-key (with send-to) pressed down all the time - don't let go.

well, it does here anyways - it seems to work whether you're shifting (get it?) files or folders within the same partition or to another partition.


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20 Apr 2011   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i'm sure it does move it if you keep the shift-key (with send-to) pressed down all the time - don't let go.

well, it does here anyways - it seems to work whether you're shifting (get it?) files or folders within the same partition or to another partition.
To clarify....

When I say "move" I mean the file is removed from the location and and moved somewhere else. When I hold down the shift key and select "Send To" the file is "copied" to another location but the original file stays put. I want the original file moved (as in removed).

Hope that clarifies things
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20 Apr 2011   #13
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i (think i) know what you mean.

maybe it's something i tweaked long ago and forgotten about, but on my machine:

in windows explorer:
  1. hold down shift key - and don't let go until i say so!

  2. right-click on file or folder

  3. send to > (shift key still pressed down)

  4. select destination (shift key still pressed down)

  5. watch that sucker disappear from current folder, and reappear (move or shift) to desired location.

  6. now you can let go of shift!

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does that not work for you? if only i had some screen capture software to hand and it wasn't 2.10am and i wasn't so drunk.

as i said, maybe it's non-standard behaviour that i tweaked long ago and forgotten about - if so, apologies, and i wonder how i managed to make it like this

does this work for anyone else?
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20 Apr 2011   #14
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm not in Windows Explorer. I'm talking about items on the desktop. And as you described, that's exactly how I do it.

Now if I was in Windows Explorer I would just click the item and choose Edit, Move to folder, choose my folder and as you said "watch that sucker disappear from current folder, and reappear to desired location"
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20 Apr 2011   #15
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

well the desktop is still windows explorer (i think)...

and, that sucker still disappears from the desktop on my machine.

odd that it works for me - maybe i'm so drunk, i'm imagining it

a portion of my desktop, before: (note the 'SendTo - Shortcut' shortcut in the send-to menu [about 1/3 of the way down] - so i can send a folder quickly to my send-to menu, if you know what i mean )

Possible to create a "Move To" Option?-preshift.jpg

and after:

Possible to create a "Move To" Option?-postshift.jpg

this is with the shift-key pressed down all the time and using send-to

maybe it's just me, i'm used to being unique


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20 Apr 2011   #16
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Trust me, I'm doing it right.... just like you. Left Shift key

Possible to create a "Move To" Option?-left-shift.jpg

At any rate it doens't work like that for me. I'm good. We can close this.


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20 Apr 2011   #17
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i wonder why mine is different...

vive la difference, as they say!

Quote:
Eppur si muove!
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