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If I open My Computer once to show a particular folder on my C:drive and then open another My Computer screen to display a particular folder on my E: drive and then drag the C:\folder to the E:\folder, will ALL the subfolders and ALL the files of the C:\ folder be copied to the E:\ folder? I want to be sure I am not losing any files in the process.

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Hello again :)

When you move a directory from one partition to another, it will be moved along with other subdirectories and the whole content. It will be done recursively.

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If I open My Computer once to show a particular folder on my C:drive and then open another My Computer screen to display a particular folder on my E: drive and then drag the C:\folder to the E:\folder, will ALL the subfolders and ALL the files of the C:\ folder be copied to the E:\ folder? I want to be sure I am not losing any files in the process.

Thank you. .... batpark


If you just drag the folder, it will be moved from C to E, (complete with all contents as answered above). If you hold down the CTRL button while dragging, the folder will be copied to E but will also remain in C, resulting in the same folder in two places.
If E is a stick drive or an external hard drive, this is a good way to back up important data, assuming the backup copy is protected.



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Edited by TooNew2, 18 March 2014 - 06:42 PM.

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