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

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Doc

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Jan 5, 2012, 5:49:51 PM1/5/12
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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

SC Tom

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Jan 5, 2012, 6:48:56 PM1/5/12
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"Doc" <docsa...@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:75b0cffe-0537-4215...@q17g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...
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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Tim Meddick

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Jan 5, 2012, 6:58:12 PM1/5/12
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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...

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




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Doc

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Jan 11, 2012, 4:22:41 PM1/11/12
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On Jan 5, 6:58 pm, "Tim Meddick" <timmedd...@o2.co.uk> 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.


Char Jackson

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Jan 11, 2012, 4:38:47 PM1/11/12
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On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:22:41 -0800 (PST), Doc <docsa...@yahoo.com>
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That's normal.

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

Ken Blake, MVP

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Jan 11, 2012, 5:05:58 PM1/11/12
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On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:38:47 -0600, Char Jackson <no...@none.invalid>
wrote:
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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Tim Meddick

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Jan 11, 2012, 7:54:42 PM1/11/12
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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. :-)




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Ken Blake, MVP

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Jan 11, 2012, 10:25:25 PM1/11/12
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On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 00:54:42 -0000, "Tim Meddick"
<timme...@o2.co.uk> 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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