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How to move folder I created on desktop, to folder in Mydocs

by Aderosa / December 1, 2008 9:58 AM PST

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Hello, I saw a very similar problem here (but only for Win95/98):

...and hope someone could help me too? I created 5 backup folders on my desktop. Now I wanted to move all of them into one folder I just created in MyDocuments named "BACKUPS". I tried to do it by dragging and dropping but didn't work, so I had to cut and paste and...when I opened the folders I had moved, a popup message said "File no longer in existence"!

Anyone knows what I did wrong? And what would be the proper way to move folders from the desktop to a folder within MyDocuments?

I don't mind having lost these folders as they were backed up files and I can back up again, but I need to know how to do it. Happy Thanks so much for any help you can grant me. Happy Adela

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by caktus / December 1, 2008 11:39 AM PST

Dragging and dropping should have worked.
Right click on the Start button in the lower left corner of the Desktop then left click on Properties. Click on Customize > Advanced tab. Scroll down to and place a check mark beside Enable Dragging and dropping. Then click on OK > Apply > OK. Now dragging and dropping should be working.

A convenient option that I frequently use to move files around is Context Magic, and the price can't be beat.


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How to move folder I created on desktop, to folder
by Aderosa / December 1, 2008 12:45 PM PST

Oh thanks so much caktus, I enabled dragging and dropping and I'm sure things will be much easier now. As to installing another program...not sure that my memory can afford it. Happy

But I'm keeping the useful suggestions you gave me.

Thanks again! Adela

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And something I forgot.........
by caktus / December 1, 2008 11:59 AM PST

While holding down the Ctrl key you can select, drag and drop multiple folders/files at the same time. This also works with free version of Context Magic.


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