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Basic drag and drop operation with W10

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Best Answer onedognight , 04 November 2017 - 10:00 PM

Open a File Explorer window on your desktop. If necessary, Restore Down (make it a movable window). Press CTRL-N (opens up a new window on top of the first window - so two windows are ope... Go to the full post »


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batpark

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Would someone please remind me how, using W10, to place two folder listings on the screen -- so that I can then select files from one folder and drag them  to the other folder?

 

Thanks. ..batpark


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dmccoy

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Are you asking how to move these folders to the desktop, create shortcuts on the desktop or show two windows to see both folder listings to drag and drop the files?

Edited by dmccoy, 04 November 2017 - 10:35 AM.

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Thanks. I know how to drag files from one folder to another; what I have forgotten is how to display the two folders -- the source and the destination folders -- on the screen simultaneously.


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Okay, thanks for clarifying.

To bring up two windows using file explorer

1. Open file explorer
2. Hithlight the other folder you want open in a new window
3. Right click on that folder and in the context menu it will show an option to open in a new window.
4. Then you can resize or move the windows around to your preference.
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dmccoy: Thanks. I feel like an idiot but I still am not getting it!

 

I can't get the source and destination locations to appear on the same screen simultaneously. For example:

 

I have two Folders (A and B). A contains the file appleapple.txt; B contains the file peachpeach.txt.

I want to move peachpeach.txt to Folder A.

 

I open File Manager and see both folders listed there.

 

I click Folder B and see file peachpeach.txt listed there.

 

Now ..... would you please tell me again the next steps I go thru to get the Folder A listing to appear on the same screen?

 

 

,,,batpark (with red face)


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Okay let me try to be more detailed and enclosed is a couple screen shots for examples

 

I open File Manager and see both folders listed there.

 

I click Folder B and see file peachpeach.txt listed there.

 

Okay so Once you Select Folder B. then you want to move your Mouse to Folder A

Then Right Click on Folder A

This will bring up a Context Menu and Show Open in a New Window as the first option.

Select the option and it will bring up your selected folder in a New Window

 

I hope this helps

 

 

 


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Okay let me try to be more detailed and enclosed is a couple screen shots for examples

 

I open File Manager and see both folders listed there.

 

I click Folder B and see file peachpeach.txt listed there.

 

Okay so Once you Select Folder B. then you want to move your Mouse to Folder A

Then Right Click on Folder A

This will bring up a Context Menu and Show Open in a New Window as the first option.

Select the option and it will bring up your selected folder in a New Window

 

I hope this helps

 

 

 


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✓  Best Answer

Open a File Explorer window on your desktop.

 

If necessary, Restore Down (make it a movable window).

 

Press CTRL-N (opens up a new window on top of the first window - so two windows are open at the same time).

 

Drag the topmost window almost off the screen to one side (it will form a half-screen window).

 

Click the other window and it will occupy the other half of the screen.


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dmccoy. onedognight: Finally, I got it. Thanks so much for your patience. ...... batpark


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Great, glad you got it working
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