To process of permanently moving text, data, or files from one location to another location without duplicating the text, data, or file. Below is a listing of different methods of moving a file from one location to another in different operating systems.
Steps on how to move a file
- MS-DOS users can move one or more files by using the move command.
- Linux or Unix users can move one or more files by using the mv command.
- All Microsoft Windows users can move a file in explorer or file manager by highlighting a file, clicking the Edit drop down menu and clicking Cut, then opening the location they wish to move the file to and clicking Paste.
- Users using Microsoft Windows 95 or above can move a file by right-clicking on the file and clicking Cut, moving to the location where they wish to move the file, right-clicking that location and clicking Paste.
Tip: Windows users can also highlight the files, click the right mouse button, and while continuing to hold the right mouse button drag the file to where they wish to move the file to and then let go. After letting go, you'll receive a prompt that will allow you to move that file.