This drives me Crazy!

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by MikeHawthorne, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    I don't know why it does this all the time, I used to be able to drag things from folder to folder with no problems,

    In Windows 8 I constantly have the folders in Windows Explorer move to a new position just as I release the mouse button to place the files in the new location.

    The files end up going into whatever folder jumped to where I released, then I have to run search to find out where they went.

    I know that this also happened in Windows 7 but not as much as it does in 8.
    I wish the folder would just stay where they are until the mouse button is released.

    I've gotten so that I use cut and paste or copy and paste instead of drag and dropping but I just tried to move a folder of sound files from my desktop to my MP3 folder on my data drive and they disappeared into one of the other music folders.

    I had to find then, and then cut and paste then to the root directory.

    Mike
     
  2. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    Drag and Drop always has this potential incident that the files are dropped into a wrong folder.

    I use .... right click at the file > select Copy To or Move To Folder > navigate to the desired folder > click either Copy or Move.
    If you do not have Copy To or Move To options in your right click Context menu, use this tutorial......
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/516-context-menu-add-copy-folder-move-folder.html
    ** it's applicable to win 7 and win 8**
    If you want to copy a file to another location, use Copy To.
    If you want to relocate a file to another location, use Move To.
     
  3. brkkab

    brkkab Senior Member

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    Use these 2 registry hacks I uploaded. They give you a Copy To Folder and Move To Folder option in your right-click options for files/folder's. Works fine for me on my 8.1 x64 desktop and laptop.
     

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  4. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi
    Thanks brkkab, I'll try that.
    Mike
     
  5. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi Again.

    That works great, thanks for the help.

    Mike
     
  6. brkkab

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    Yeah, they both come in really handy for me.
     

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