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What setting to move a file/folder and delete at the same time -without having to cut/paste?



 
 
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Old January 5th 12, 10:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
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Default What setting to move a file/folder and delete at the same time -without having to cut/paste?

I want to be able to drag a file or folder from one folder or drive to
another and have it disappear from the source at the same time - i.e.
without having to do cut/paste. Where do I set that?

Thanks
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Old January 5th 12, 11:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
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Default What setting to move a file/folder and delete at the same time - without having to cut/paste?


"Doc" wrote in message ...
I want to be able to drag a file or folder from one folder or drive to
another and have it disappear from the source at the same time - i.e.
without having to do cut/paste. Where do I set that?

Thanks


If you right-click and hold, then drag it where you want, when you release the right button, you'll be offered the
choice of Move or Copy.
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Old January 5th 12, 11:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default What setting to move a file/folder and delete at the same time - without having to cut/paste?

Either [right-click-and-drag] the object from one folder to another to get
a short menu on releasing the mouse button, that asks if you want to :

Move to here
Copy to here
Create a shortcut here
Cancel

....or, while you "drag and drop" (with normal left-click-and-hold) Also
press and hold the following key while dragging and dropping for the
following results :

Hold While Dragging :

[Ctrl] = To COPY source
[Alt] = To create SHORTCUT of source
[Shift] = To MOVE source


But there is no setting to control the default behaviour, which differs
with types of file / attributes and file permissions / different media...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Doc" wrote in message
...
I want to be able to drag a file or folder from one folder or drive to
another and have it disappear from the source at the same time - i.e.
without having to do cut/paste. Where do I set that?

Thanks


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Old January 11th 12, 09:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
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Default What setting to move a file/folder and delete at the same time -without having to cut/paste?

On Jan 5, 6:58*pm, "Tim Meddick" wrote:
Either [right-click-and-drag] the object from one folder to another to get
a short menu on releasing the mouse button, that asks if you want to :

Move to here
Copy to here
Create a shortcut here
Cancel

...or, while you "drag and drop" (with normal left-click-and-hold) Also
press and hold the following key while dragging and dropping for the
following results :

Hold While Dragging :

[Ctrl] *= *To COPY source
[Alt] * = *To create SHORTCUT of source
[Shift] = *To MOVE source

But there is no setting to control the default behaviour, which differs
with types of file / attributes and file permissions / different media...

==

Cheers, * *Tim Meddick, * *Peckham, London. * *:-)



Thanks to you and all others. Apparently what I was observing where it
does this automatically is when I was dragging from one location on
the same drive to another, when doing that it deletes the file from
the old location. Doesn't do this when dragging across drives.


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Old January 11th 12, 09:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Char Jackson
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Default What setting to move a file/folder and delete at the same time - without having to cut/paste?

On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:22:41 -0800 (PST), Doc
wrote:

On Jan 5, 6:58*pm, "Tim Meddick" wrote:
Either [right-click-and-drag] the object from one folder to another to get
a short menu on releasing the mouse button, that asks if you want to :

Move to here
Copy to here
Create a shortcut here
Cancel

...or, while you "drag and drop" (with normal left-click-and-hold) Also
press and hold the following key while dragging and dropping for the
following results :

Hold While Dragging :

[Ctrl] *= *To COPY source
[Alt] * = *To create SHORTCUT of source
[Shift] = *To MOVE source

But there is no setting to control the default behaviour, which differs
with types of file / attributes and file permissions / different media...

==

Cheers, * *Tim Meddick, * *Peckham, London. * *:-)



Thanks to you and all others. Apparently what I was observing where it
does this automatically is when I was dragging from one location on
the same drive to another, when doing that it deletes the file from
the old location. Doesn't do this when dragging across drives.


That's normal.

As others have said, you can override that behavior by using the right
click menu. (See above.)

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Old January 11th 12, 10:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Ken Blake, MVP[_4_]
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Default What setting to move a file/folder and delete at the same time - without having to cut/paste?

On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:38:47 -0600, Char Jackson
wrote:

On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:22:41 -0800 (PST), Doc
wrote:

On Jan 5, 6:58*pm, "Tim Meddick" wrote:
Either [right-click-and-drag] the object from one folder to another to get
a short menu on releasing the mouse button, that asks if you want to :

Move to here
Copy to here
Create a shortcut here
Cancel

...or, while you "drag and drop" (with normal left-click-and-hold) Also
press and hold the following key while dragging and dropping for the
following results :

Hold While Dragging :

[Ctrl] *= *To COPY source
[Alt] * = *To create SHORTCUT of source
[Shift] = *To MOVE source

But there is no setting to control the default behaviour, which differs
with types of file / attributes and file permissions / different media...

==

Cheers, * *Tim Meddick, * *Peckham, London. * *:-)



Thanks to you and all others. Apparently what I was observing where it
does this automatically is when I was dragging from one location on
the same drive to another, when doing that it deletes the file from
the old location. Doesn't do this when dragging across drives.


That's normal.

As others have said, you can override that behavior by using the right
click menu. (See above.)



I always use the right click menu, since I have a hard time
remembering what happens when you left-click--when it copies and when
it moves.


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Old January 12th 12, 12:54 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default What setting to move a file/folder and delete at the same time - without having to cut/paste?

Ken, never have to struggle to remember again ("what happens when you
left-click") if you can remember this! :-

[Ctrl] = To COPY source (remember : Ctrl or [C]trl as in [C]opy)
[Shift] = To MOVE source (remember : Because you are [Shift]-ing the
target)
[Alt] = To create SHORTCUT of source (remember : Alt as in a Windows
Shortcut is the [Alt]ernative to the Copy and Move operations...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Ken Blake, MVP" wrote in message
...
On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:38:47 -0600, Char Jackson
wrote:

On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:22:41 -0800 (PST), Doc
wrote:

On Jan 5, 6:58 pm, "Tim Meddick" wrote:
Either [right-click-and-drag] the object from one folder to another
to get
a short menu on releasing the mouse button, that asks if you want to
:

Move to here
Copy to here
Create a shortcut here
Cancel

...or, while you "drag and drop" (with normal left-click-and-hold)
Also
press and hold the following key while dragging and dropping for the
following results :

Hold While Dragging :

[Ctrl] = To COPY source
[Alt] = To create SHORTCUT of source
[Shift] = To MOVE source

But there is no setting to control the default behaviour, which
differs
with types of file / attributes and file permissions / different
media...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)


Thanks to you and all others. Apparently what I was observing where it
does this automatically is when I was dragging from one location on
the same drive to another, when doing that it deletes the file from
the old location. Doesn't do this when dragging across drives.


That's normal.

As others have said, you can override that behavior by using the right
click menu. (See above.)



I always use the right click menu, since I have a hard time
remembering what happens when you left-click--when it copies and when
it moves.


--
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
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Old January 12th 12, 03:25 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Ken Blake, MVP[_4_]
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Default What setting to move a file/folder and delete at the same time - without having to cut/paste?

On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 00:54:42 -0000, "Tim Meddick"
wrote:

Ken, never have to struggle to remember again ("what happens when you
left-click") if you can remember this! :-

[Ctrl] = To COPY source (remember : Ctrl or [C]trl as in [C]opy)
[Shift] = To MOVE source (remember : Because you are [Shift]-ing the
target)
[Alt] = To create SHORTCUT of source (remember : Alt as in a Windows
Shortcut is the [Alt]ernative to the Copy and Move operations...


Thanks, but trying to remember isn't necessary for me. I always just
right-drag and get to choose from the menu.


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