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Windows 7: Copy and Paste Issue

10 Sep 2009   #1
MilesGibson

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Copy and Paste Issue

I love Windows 7, and I really like the confirmation prompt that W7 showed me when copying files from one folder to another.

HOWEVER, somehow, someway, W7 now copies the files to the destination folder, no prompt, and creates copies of the files instead.

GRRRRRR..........! any ideas?


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10 Sep 2009   #2
ultraplanet

Windows 7
 
 

Are the folders on different hard drives?
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10 Sep 2009   #3
MilesGibson

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Yes, one folder is local, the other is a remote folder. Remember this was working normally, earlier today, so I don't think that is the issue.
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10 Sep 2009   #4
ultraplanet

Windows 7
 
 

Window default is to copy files when dragged from one location to another when those locations are on different drives and to move the files when on the same drive.
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10 Sep 2009   #5
Antman

 

Right click and drag, drop to get a prompt regarding Copy/Move/Shortcut

If Windows was prompting you before - while using left click drag and drop - that was the odd behavior, not the behavior reported here.
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10 Sep 2009   #6
Antman

 

You can also experiment with Shift + click/drag, ALT + click/drag, CTRL + cliclk/drag.

Each has a different function. I use right click/drag.
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10 Sep 2009   #7
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

You can use a free app Ultimate Windows Tweaker v2, a Tweak UI for Windows 7 to add "move to folder" and "copy to folder" to the explorer right click context menu, in addition to other useful options (see screen shot below for some of the options you can easily add (or remove at any time & disregard the highlighted sections as they are not applicable to this discussion)). Very convenient.

Also, a superior free file transfer app that seamlessly integrates and works with win explorer is called "TeraCopy." It provides a much more informative display as files are being copied or moved than the native Windows fuction. The latest beta version of TeraCopy works great with 7. Once installed, everytime you use explorer to copy or move a file, TeraCopy actually makes the transfer with it's nice informative display that pops up while it's doing so. There is a paid pro version but the free version is very full featured (everything anyone would need) and absolutely no adware.


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10 Sep 2009   #8
Snufffed

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
@="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
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lots of programs have nice things. here is how I do copy to and shows when you right click a file. Then you pick where you want it copied to.
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