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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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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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