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wwilsonxp

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    Move files from one harddrive to another without copy
    « on: March 02, 2009, 02:59:35 PM »
    I just installed a new harddrive onto my computer and i was wondering is there a way to move files without a copy leftover. Like i wanna move file a from harddrive one to harddrive two but whenever i do it just makes a copy of file a on harddrive two. I want it to just move the file without the copy. Is there a way to do this? I know i could just cut the file and move it but i wanted to just drag and drop.
    Thank in advance =]

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    Re: Move files from one harddrive to another without copy
    « Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 03:32:57 PM »
    Open Windows Explorer twice, place them side by side and click and drag from one HD to the other.
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      Re: Move files from one harddrive to another without copy
      « Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 03:37:38 PM »
      1.  Sometimes you just have to roll up your sleeves and work the problem.  There's the "Help and Support" function provided with...  What version of Windows are you using?

      Start -> Help and Support -> type "move files" in the "Search" text box and hit Enter.

      2.  Or...  Hold right mouse key down as you drag file or folder from old logical drive to new logical drive.  Release key when you've positioned mouse cursor at drive or folder you want to move to.  Context menu will appear giving option to "copy", "move", or "create shortcut to".

      3.  Or...  You could use "move" command within a "Command Prompt" window.
      type "help move" at command prompt for syntax and instructions.

      wwilsonxp

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        Re: Move files from one harddrive to another without copy
        « Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 06:21:40 PM »
        thanks for the help guys i'm using windows xp pro ill look into the help thing