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Old 02-08-2008, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have an odd problem conserning drag and drop
i have moved my user files a different partition and now drag and drop copies files instead of moving them. is there something i can do to fix this
also fyi i moved the user files by cutting and pasting them
do i need to change some registries as well
and this is vista whoops forgot to mention

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Old 02-08-2008, 01:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is normal.

By default, when dragging and dropping files from one partition to another (or from one medium to another), the file is copied, not moved. You need to keep hold of shift on the keyboard when dragging and dropping files and folders, in order to move them between partitions.

To my knowledge, I don't think there is a tweak available to change the copy operation to a move operation, but if anyone knows of one :down_arrow:.


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Old 02-08-2008, 02:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can also Right click on the file and drag it, when you release the mouse button you will be given the choice of Copy, Move, or Create shortcut.
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