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batpark

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Would someone please straighten me out on the best way to free up space on my C: drive? In particular ...... I have a block of files in a folder of my C: drive (as listed on a screen I get by doing a Search using the XP search facility on my pc). I want to store those file in a folder on my E: drive (namely E:\tempo1110) and then delete those files from the C:\ drive.

If I highlight the block of files and right click my mouse I see a Send command with an option to send the highlighted files to the E:drive. But that places the block in the mother E: directory, not in the E:\tempo1110 directory. How do I move the block directly to E:\tempo1110?

Or is there a better way to move and then delete that block of files using Windows Explorer?

Thanks.
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Create a new folder and drag and drop what files you want into it,then drag and drop the folder into the e: drive.
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When you drag and drop, if you use the right mouse button rather than the left, when you release the button you will be given a list of actions you can take. One of them is Move here. Select that and it will do exactly what you want.
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Thanks all.

Now I have a (VERY basic) question re using Windows Explorer (for dragging, etc.). How do I manage to get the destination folder (E:\ tempo) to appear in the left-hand column while the source folders (C:\drive folders) appear in the right-hand column? As it is now I have so many intervening folders (between the C: folders and the E: folders) in the left-hand column that the E: driver folders are off the screen? I am sure the answer is obvious but I have not been able to see it. Thanks.
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The easiest way is to open two instances of Windows Explorer. In the first navigate to where the files currently are. In the second to where you want them to go. Reduce the size of the two windows so they overlap but leave you visibility to both. Select the ones you want to move, then right click and drag, release and select Move here.

It would look something like this:

[attachment=53569:2WEXPWindows.jpg]
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Ztrucker: A million thanks. I've been playing with pcs for more than 25 years and never realized one could do that. I can only wonder about all the similar basics that have eluded me!

In fact, may I ask a couple of other basics about Windows Explorer? In MSDOS one could see all the files in a directory with, for example, jpg extensions by calling for dir *.jpg. Can one do the same using Windows Explorer? Also in DOS, you could see the total amount of hard drive that all the *.jpg files consumed; how do you get that with Windows Explorer?
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Not with Windows Explorer. What you can do it click on the Type filed to sort by Type. That way all .jpg files will be grouped together. You can't see how much drive space the jpgs occupy in WE either. You can with some WE replacements like PowerDesk (not free) and maybe Q-Dir (free).

You could still use the old DOS commands from a Command Prompt though. For instance. If I wanted to see all the .jpg files in my d:\temp directory, I would open a Command Prompt, change to the d:\temp directory and enter dir *.jpg, just as you did in DOS.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright © 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\xxxxxxxx>d:

D:\>cd temp

D:\Temp>dir *.jpg
Volume in drive D is D370_D
Volume Serial Number is 9402-7174

Directory of D:\Temp

11/09/2011 06:49 PM 70,281 2urxslc#1.jpg
11/09/2011 06:50 PM 101,792 2urxslc#2.jpg
11/09/2011 06:40 PM 67,725 2urxslc.jpg
11/12/2011 05:25 PM 561,009 2WEXPWindows.jpg
10/30/2011 10:03 AM 289,938 Asus P8P67 deluxe.jpg
11/12/2011 05:13 PM 108,966 Bear1.jpg
11/12/2011 05:13 PM 110,056 Bear2.jpg
11/12/2011 05:13 PM 138,222 Bear3.jpg
11/12/2011 05:13 PM 92,149 Bear4.jpg
09/29/2011 08:41 PM 130,047 BogusList.jpg
09/11/2011 02:12 PM 55,437 cd9561810010.jpg
11/02/2011 08:38 PM 130,938 CrucialScan.jpg
10/29/2011 05:12 PM 1,398,636 Desktop.jpg
11/12/2011 05:33 PM 14,720 EngFlowChrt.jpg
10/29/2011 05:08 PM 87,764 GenericIcons.jpg
10/25/2011 08:16 PM 69,901 Halloween.jpg
09/23/2011 07:07 PM 104,981 hands.jpg
10/26/2011 06:21 PM 84,922 IEAssoc.jpg
11/02/2011 08:59 PM 556,987 IMG_1945.JPG
10/09/2011 07:57 PM 225,568 Mail&Newsgroup.jpg
10/30/2011 08:31 PM 123,883 NIC.jpg
10/18/2011 07:51 PM 120,118 prayinghands1.jpg
10/18/2011 07:52 PM 10,542 prayinghands2.jpg
10/22/2011 07:43 PM 156,911 Printers.jpg
09/14/2011 09:16 PM 143,886 RealTek.jpg
11/01/2011 07:48 PM 65,251 Rolls Royce.jpg
10/20/2011 07:57 PM 36,360 SeniorCellPhone.jpg
11/04/2011 09:51 PM 77,858 SMColorTab.jpg
09/25/2011 08:38 PM 147,311 Treesize.jpg
09/25/2011 11:35 AM 57,588 User Accounts.jpg
11/12/2011 05:13 PM 88,281 Warning.jpg
31 File(s) 5,428,028 bytes
0 Dir(s) 59,074,256,896 bytes free
D:\Temp>

From PowerDesk it would look like this:

[attachment=53592:PowerDeskwithFilters.jpg]
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"What you can do is click on the Type filed to sort by Type" .

How do I get to the TYPE filter? Doesn't appear on my WE.
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Ah, sorry. You need to be in Details View.

[attachment=53615:WinExpDetailsView.jpg]
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I have been notified by PM, that due to personal circumstances, Batpark will be unable to continue with his threads for the time being.
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