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batpark

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Will some kind GtGer please remind me how one copies (or moves) files from one listing of W10 folders to another, by dragging and dropping the desired folder? How does MOVING differ from COPYING?

 

(I would normally use Google here and not trouble you, but, too often, I run into Google “solutions” that have me needlessly downloading applications I really don't need or want.)

 

Thank you. ….... batpark

 


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The main difference between copying and moving is that the copying makes a duplicate of a file or directory in another location without affecting the original content while moving transfers the original file or directory to another location. ... Instead, it makes a similar copy of the original to the new location.
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When you use NTFS, you can grant permissions to your folders and files to control access to those objects. When you copy or move a file or folder on an NTFS volume, how Windows Explorer handles the permissions on the object varies, depending on whether the object is copied or moved within the same NTFS volume or to a different volume. This tutorial describes how Windows Explorer handles file and folder permissions in different situations.

 

Copying Files and Folders

When copying folder or files from one folder to another folder or from one partition to another partition, permissions for this files or folders may change.

1. When copying a folder or file within same NTFS partition, the copy of the folder or file inherits the destination folder permissions.

2. When copying a folder or file between different NTFS partitions, the copy of the folder or file inherits the destination folder permissions.

3. When copying folders or files to non NTFS partitions such as File Allocation Table (FAT), the files or folders will lose their all NTFS permissions.

 

Moving Files and Folders

When moving a file or a folder, permissions may get changed depending on the destination folder permissions.

1. When moving a file to a folder within the same NTFS partition, the folder or file will retains its original permissions.

2. When moving a folder or file between different NTFS partitions, the file or folder will inherit the destination folder permissions.

3. When moving files to folders on NTFS partitions to non NTFS partitions the folders and files will lose their all NTFS permissions, as NTFS permissions are not supported by non NTFS partitions.

 

To preserve permissions when files and folders are copied or moved, use the Xcopy.exe utility with the /O or the /X switch.

The object’s original permissions will be added to inheritable permissions in the new location.

To preserve existing permissions without adding inheritable permissions from the parent folder, use the Robocopy.exe utility.


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Windows has two default actions when you drag and drop a file or folder into a new destination: copy or move. Copying happens when you drop the file or folder into a directory on a different drive. Moving occurs when you drop it on the same drive, as we’ll do below. However, there’s a hidden trick that forces Windows to perform a specific action.
 
To copy files over to a different drive, highlight the file(s) you want to copy, click and drag them over to the second window, and then drop them.
 
If you’re trying to copy the files to a folder on the same drive, click and drag them over to the second window. Before you drop them, though, press Ctrl to trigger the Copy mode.
 
To move files to a different directory on the same drive, highlight the file(s) you want to move, click and drag them over to the second window, and then drop them.
 
If the destination folder is on a different drive, click and drag them over to the second window just like before, but this time press Shift to trigger the Move mode.

Edited by buddywiser, 12 October 2020 - 06:46 AM.

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