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Windows 7: Dragging Files To Another Location

03 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Dragging Files To Another Location


Sometimes when I am dragging a file or folder into another location, it will simply make a copy of the file rather than moving. This is especially the case if dragging to another partition. This is annoying because I have to go back and erase the original file that I wanted move. Is there a way where I can change this to where it does not copy but rather moves the file?

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03 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Instead of copy, do cut and paste then you don't have to go back and delete it.
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03 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hi, thanks for the reply. I often have to do this over and over, so right clicking and selecting cut can become a bit laborious. I'm so used to simply clicking and dragging in Vista. On my old system which has Vista, I was able to simply drag to another location without it copying. Is there a way to get that same setting on my new Win 7 computer?
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03 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

Use the right mouse button instead of the left. Then when you release the button you will be prompted to chose the action. Select move.
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