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how do i stop accidentally moving files to folder

I've been burning CDs for the grandparents recently with pictures of the kids. Unfortunately, i find that often, i'm accidentally landing on the "MOVE to folder" button rather than the "COPY to folder button" (I've been using "my computer" to select the files to burn to CD. Which means that instead of Sharing my photos, i'm giving them away!

Is there a way to remove the "move to folder" menu option? Or some other way to protect my pictures?

thanks!

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Re: removing icons from toolbar

In reply to: how do i stop accidentally moving files to folder

Pkogerj,

That's simple. Just right click on the toolbar, choose customize, select the move icon and click on the remove icon (the arrow to the left in the middle). Then OK. And it's gone (immediately or the next time you run the program).

This generally is the way for all toolbars. Add works also (that's the right arrow, from the stock to the selection), if there's some icon from the stock you'd prefer to use via the toolbar in stead of via the menubar.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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Re: removing icons from toolbar

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Thanks. But "move to folder" doesn't show up on the toolbar, its a menu option under "EDIT"

They way i select pix to burn to CD is by opening My Pictures (using My Computer) I then select the specific pictures I want, then click on "Edit" ( on the menu bar at the top of the My Computer window, select "COPY TO FOLDER" and then choose the CD Burner drive for the destination. The problem arises when my aim is off, and i accidentally select "move to folder" instead of copy.

Right clicking the bar that the "edit" option is on doesn't seem to give me a customize option.

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Re: moving and copying.

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Pkogerj,

The way I indicated (customizing the toolbar) you can put a Copy-icon on the toolbar. Then all you've got accustom yourself to is using that icon in stead of the menu option when copying. That's feasible. No doubt there are other things you regularly do in the toolbar, so all it takes is some getting used to.

Another way is to NOT use the built-in copy to CD facility offered by Windows XP, but to use a 'real' burning program like Nero. That only copies, and doesn't do a move at all.

And a third way that might work, is to put a shortcut to the CD burner drive (a intermediate folder, in fact) in your Send to folder. Then copy the selected files by a right click, then choosing Send to ... and then selecting the CD burner drive.

I don't think there's a way to change the menu's Microsoft provides. So you have to find a way to circumvent this particular problem.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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