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Old 08-19-2005, 08:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have three HDs in my system - a primary 160gb SATA, C:; an 80gb PATA used solely for backups / disk images, E:; and a twin to the SATA drive that's half-full with media, between videos, music, and so forth, F:.

As we know, clicking and dragging a file from, say, the desktop to *my* "My Music", which is F:, copies the file as opposed to moving it. Of course, when the source/destination paths of the file are on the same drive, it actually moves.

Yes, I know Ctrl+x > Ctrl+v or right-click > drag > "move here" will do the trick, but now I'm wondering where, or if, there is a setting for this. I didn't see it in TweakUI, and I'm kind of curious.
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont really understand..you say you want to do it with click-drag and you explained how to do it, but said you dont want to do it by clicking and dragging..just confused is all
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What about right-click on the file and send to? Then select the hard drive from the list?
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Hehe, okay. If I had one drive, any time I click>drag something, it moves the file, right? If I want to move file-A from C:\docs to C:\doggies or whatever, click and drag would do it.

If I tried to move that file from C:\docs to F:\solder, it would only copy the file over to F:, not move it. So, when I try to move from one drive to another drive, it doesn't move the file, it just copies it. Yes, right click>drag>"move here" will do it, as would cut/paste; however, I was just curious as to whether there was a setting somewhere that would make click>drag move the file in all cases (without right-clicking, or specifically cutting/pasting, or anything like that), even when the original location of the file and its destination are on two different drives.

Obviously it's a minor little thing, I just want to know. =]
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aghhh! Ok I understand you now. Yes that would be cool to find out! Let me see if I can find any spots for it in the policy editor or registry.
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Ok if you hold the SHIFT button down while draging to another disk it will move it rather than copy it. We are least getting a little closer
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Ooh, very nice, that's good to know. Wonder if it is a registry thing...?
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Why not just cut and paste. CTRL X and CTRL V? I know it is not as nice as drag and drop but it gets the job done nice and easy.
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Oh, I know, I have no problem with doing that or the shift+drag thing. At this point, I'm asking for personal knowledge, not convenience.
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What about the old windows explorer. You could do it with the drag and drop to move then.
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