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Copying and Moving Files and Folders

Sometimes you will need to move a file from one folder to another, or copy a file from one folder to another, leaving the file in the first location and placing a copy of it in the second. You can move or copy a file or folder using a variety of methods. If the file or folder and the location where you want to move it are visible in a window or on the desktop, you can simply drag the item from one location to the other. Moving a file or folder on the same disk relocates it whereas dragging it from one disk to another copies it so that it appears in both locations. When the destination folder or drive is not visible, you can use the Cut (to move), Copy, and Paste commands on the Edit menu to move or copy the items.

Copy a File or Folder

  • one.jpg Open the drive or folder containing the file or folder you want to copy.
  • two.jpg Select the files or folders you want to copy.
  • three.jpg Click the Organize button on the toolbar, and then click Copy.
  • four.jpg Display the destination folder where you want to copy the files or folder.
  • five.jpg Click the Organize button on the toolbar, and then click Paste.

Move a File or Folder

  • one.jpg Open the drive or folder containing the file or folder you want to move.
  • two.jpg Select the files or folders you want to move.
  • three.jpg Click the Organize button on the toolbar, and then click Cut.
  • four.jpg Display the destination folder where you want to move the files or folder.
  • five.jpg Click the Organize button on the toolbar, and then click Paste.

Copy or Move a File or Folder Using Drag and Drop

  • one.jpg Open the drive or folder containing the file or folder you want to copy or move.
  • two.jpg Select the files or folders you want to copy or move.
  • three.jpg In the Navigation pane, point to a folder list to display the expand and collapse arrows.
  • four.jpg Click the arrows to display the destination folder, and then click the destination folder.
  • five.jpg Right-click the selected files or folders, drag to the destination folder, and then click Copy Here or Move Here.
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