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Windows 7: Turn drag drop into cut instead of copy?

27 Aug 2009   #1
Necrowizard

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Turn drag drop into cut instead of copy?

Hello,

I'm not sure if this is the right section but anyway, I'm wondering if its possible to turn drag/drop into cut.
For example: when I have to folders open next to each other, and I select a bunch of files from the left folder, and I drag / drop them to the right folder, it copies the files...

I was wondering if its possible to change that, because its pretty annoying. And as far as I remember, vista always used to move them, instead of copying...

Thanks


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27 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Necrowizard View Post
Hello,

I'm not sure if this is the right section but anyway, I'm wondering if its possible to turn drag/drop into cut.
For example: when I have to folders open next to each other, and I select a bunch of files from the left folder, and I drag / drop them to the right folder, it copies the files...

I was wondering if its possible to change that, because its pretty annoying. And as far as I remember, vista always used to move them, instead of copying...

Thanks
Im assuming you mean besides right-click>move to, right?
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27 Aug 2009   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Necrowizard and welcome to Se7en Forums

Instead of left clicking and dragging, right click and drag. When you release the mouse button you will be given a choice whether you want to move the file(s) or just simply copy them.
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27 Aug 2009   #4
Antman

 

Hold SHIFT while click and drag. Menu will pop up asking which action to apply.
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27 Aug 2009   #5
Necrowizard

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Hi Necrowizard and welcome to Se7en Forums

Instead of left clicking and dragging, right click and drag. When you release the mouse button you will be given a choice whether you want to move the file(s) or just simply copy them.
Thanks, that worked

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Hold SHIFT while click and drag. Menu will pop up asking which action to apply.
That worked better...
Drag - Hold shift - drop, and its moved instead of copied, no menu at all
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27 Aug 2009   #6
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Necrowizard View Post
Thanks, that worked



That worked better...
Drag - Hold shift - drop, and its moved instead of copied, no menu at all
You didn't expect me to test it first, did you?
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27 Aug 2009   #7
Antman

 

Actually, I did test to confirm. But after reading your comment, I had to go back and test again. I could not duplicate your result. And then I realized that muscle memory was in control - I was right clicking.

One of the nice aspects of Windows going back a few generations - so many different GUI/cmd methods of doing the same thing.
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27 Aug 2009   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i like to think that the shift key 'shifts' the files from one place to the other...
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27 Aug 2009   #9
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i like to think that the shift key 'shifts' the files from one place to the other...
Exactly the kind of shift i would expect from a shifty eyed cat lover.

Cough, cough... that is some really good shift, man.
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30 Aug 2009   #10
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Necrowizard View Post
Drag - Hold shift - drop, and its moved instead of copied, no menu at all
There are 3 functions of drag+drop using extra keys in the manner above:
  • SHIFT - move the file/folder.
  • CTRL - copy the file/foloder.
  • ALT - create a shortcut to the file.
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