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Windows 7: Can I copy files by dragging?

07 Jun 2011   #11
A Guy

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When you drag a file from one drive to another, it will copy and leave the original on the original drive. A Guy


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07 Jun 2011   #12
woodyexley

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dragging

Thanks for the tip.
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07 Jun 2011   #13
Imperfect1

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
When you drag a file from one drive to another, it will copy and leave the original on the original drive. A Guy
This is an important distinction because I think when you're copying files from one drive to another, it can logically be assumed you're doing some form of backing up, whereas when you're dragging files within a drive, from one folder to another, it's more likely that you're just changing things around, instead.
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07 Jun 2011   #14
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That's why I still prefer dragging with the right-click instead. You always get a prompt for what you want, without any extra keystrokes or combinations to rememeber.
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07 Jun 2011   #15
1Bowtie

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Why drag at all when you can copy and paste less chance of dragging and dropping in the wrong place.
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07 Jun 2011   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That's just more extra steps...that can be avoided by paying attention.
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07 Jun 2011   #17
1Bowtie

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But safe steps and 1 or 2 clicks extra
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