drag drop

Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by bear, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. bear

    bear Guest

    I used to be able to drag and drop a file in order to "move" it to a
    different folder.
    But now when I do a drag and drop, the file is "copy" to that folder, not
    move.
    I have to go back and delete the file.

    How do I change the setting of possible? This is XP pro.
     
    bear, Jan 19, 2005
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  2. bear

    Jone Doe Guest

    "bear" <> wrote in message
    news:uXOBOJn$...
    >I used to be able to drag and drop a file in order to "move" it to a
    > different folder.
    > But now when I do a drag and drop, the file is "copy" to that folder, not
    > move.
    > I have to go back and delete the file.
    >
    > How do I change the setting of possible? This is XP pro.
    >
    >

    Right click and drag. When you drop you will be given choices, copy, move
    or short cut. Pick the one you want
     
    Jone Doe, Jan 19, 2005
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  3. bear

    Bill Sharpe Guest

    Drag and drop moves a file within the same drive.
    Drag and drop copies a file to a different drive.

    The right click suggestion is for those who forget which is which, like
    me.

    Bill

    "bear" <> wrote in message
    news:uXOBOJn$...
    I used to be able to drag and drop a file in order to "move" it to a
    different folder.
    But now when I do a drag and drop, the file is "copy" to that folder,
    not
    move.
    I have to go back and delete the file.

    How do I change the setting of possible? This is XP pro.
     
    Bill Sharpe, Jan 19, 2005
    #3
  4. bear

    bear Guest

    Thanks Jone

    Any other options without right click?
    you know.....The old way...
    coz I need to teach a 80 years old grannny, and she hates right click


    "Jone Doe" <> wrote in message
    news:Oe9boWn$...
    >
    > "bear" <> wrote in message
    > news:uXOBOJn$...
    > >I used to be able to drag and drop a file in order to "move" it to a
    > > different folder.
    > > But now when I do a drag and drop, the file is "copy" to that folder,

    not
    > > move.
    > > I have to go back and delete the file.
    > >
    > > How do I change the setting of possible? This is XP pro.
    > >
    > >

    > Right click and drag. When you drop you will be given choices, copy, move
    > or short cut. Pick the one you want
    >
    >
     
    bear, Jan 19, 2005
    #4
  5. bear

    Guest Guest

    Yes that option is enabled.




    "Bill Sharpe" wrote:

    > Drag and drop moves a file within the same drive.
    > Drag and drop copies a file to a different drive.
    >
    > The right click suggestion is for those who forget which is which, like
    > me.
    >
    > Bill
    >
    > "bear" <> wrote in message
    > news:uXOBOJn$...
    > I used to be able to drag and drop a file in order to "move" it to a
    > different folder.
    > But now when I do a drag and drop, the file is "copy" to that folder,
    > not
    > move.
    > I have to go back and delete the file.
    >
    > How do I change the setting of possible? This is XP pro.
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    Guest, May 4, 2005
    #5
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