Drag and copy has changed to move and copy


  1. Posts : 178
    Windows 7 home
       #1

    Drag and copy has changed to move and copy


    For years I've copied an Excel sheet from the desktop to a USB stick by pointing at the icon, left click and hold to pick it up and moving it to the same folder on the USB stick I've always done. That would copy the file from DT to the stick. But now without changing anything instead of copying it it moves it. I do this multiple times a day and it's always copied in the past. If I right click and choose copy then move the pointer to the stick and click paste that works.

    I'm running Windows 7 home on a desktop PC.

    Grateful for any and all help.
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  2. Posts : 643
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #2

    Ukdodger said:
    .... instead of copying it it moves it.
    There are two possible ways the default action could be changed.

    One is for the default action for an individual folder by editing its default.ini.....
    Choosing the Default Action When Dragging a File to a Folder

    ...the other is changing the global default action in the registry. This is a Ten Forums tutorial, but it should apply to Win7 too.
    Change Drag and Drop Default Action in Windows | Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 178
    Windows 7 home
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Bree said:
    There are two possible ways the default action could be changed.

    One is for the default action for an individual folder by editing its default.ini.....
    Choosing the Default Action When Dragging a File to a Folder

    ...the other is changing the global default action in the registry. This is a Ten Forums tutorial, but it should apply to Win7 too.
    Change Drag and Drop Default Action in Windows | Tutorials
    Thanks very much. That sorted it. I would never have figured that out for myself. Mucho gracias.
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