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Copying and Moving Files and Folders

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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

  • yellow_circle_1.gif Open the drive or folder containing the file or folder you want to copy.
  • yellow_circle_2.gif Select the files or folders you want to copy.
  • yellow_circle_3.gif Click the Organize button on the toolbar, and then click Copy.

  • yellow_circle_4.gif Display the destination folder where you want to copy the files or folder.
  • yellow_circle_5.gif Click the Organize button on the toolbar, and then click Paste.

Move a File or Folder

  • yellow_circle_1.gif Open the drive or folder containing the file or folder you want to move.
  • yellow_circle_2.gif Select the files or folders you want to move.
  • yellow_circle_3.gif Click the Organize button on the toolbar, and then click Cut.

  • yellow_circle_4.gif Display the destination folder where you want to move the files or folder.
  • yellow_circle_5.gif Click the Organize button on the toolbar, and then click Paste.

Copy or Move a File or Folder Using Drag and Drop

  • yellow_circle_1.gif Open the drive or folder containing the file or folder you want to copy or move.
  • yellow_circle_2.gif Select the files or folders you want to copy or move.
  • yellow_circle_3.gif Click the Folders link in the Navigation pane.
  • yellow_circle_4.gif Click the arrows to display the destination folder, and then click the destination folder.
  • yellow_circle_5.gif Right-click the selected files or folders, drag to the destination folder, and then click Copy Here or Move Here.

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