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mizhepzibah

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    No "move to" command in right click drop down menu in XP
    « on: January 02, 2013, 01:41:50 PM »
    My mother just got an external hard drive, and is trying to move files to it from her established drives.  I had thought the "send to" command would move the file without leaving a copy in the original place, but that's not what's happening.  I also had thought that there was a "move to" command in that drop down menu in XP, but I'm not seeing it.  While it's not impossible to just copy the files and then delete the originals, it seems like extra work, if there's a way to just move the stuff over.  Can anybody tell me if A) my impression is a mistaken one, and then B) how one might add a "move to" option in that menu?

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    Re: No "move to" command in right click drop down menu in XP
    « Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 02:30:17 PM »
    Highlight the files, then right-click on them and drag them to where you want then release the right mouse button and you should see the "move" command.

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    Re: No "move to" command in right click drop down menu in XP
    « Reply #2 on: January 02, 2013, 05:04:44 PM »
       
     
    " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

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      Re: No "move to" command in right click drop down menu in XP
      « Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 02:24:51 PM »
       ;DGREAT!  Thanks to you both very much!

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      Re: No "move to" command in right click drop down menu in XP
      « Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 02:26:31 PM »
      You're welcome :)

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      Re: No "move to" command in right click drop down menu in XP
      « Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 01:10:37 AM »
      Or, with no download...

      Add Copy To / Move To to the Windows Explorer Right Click Menu

      http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/add-copy-to-move-to-to-the-windows-explorer-right-click-menu/

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      Re: No "move to" command in right click drop down menu in XP
      « Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013, 05:30:18 AM »
      I'm guessing he just forgot to "right-click/drag" before looking for "move"

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      Re: No "move to" command in right click drop down menu in XP
      « Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013, 05:56:38 AM »
      I'm guessing he just forgot to "right-click/drag" before looking for "move"

      Like I evidently did... my muscle memory knows it; evidently the brain memory is not so reliable. As for CTRL-X and CTRL-V, let's not go there!


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      Re: No "move to" command in right click drop down menu in XP
      « Reply #8 on: January 05, 2013, 06:12:32 AM »
      :)