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settings for extra hard drive in XP

by Nor9Lin / March 1, 2011 6:38 AM PST

I've added an extra internal hard drive(H), which is up and functioning well. Here's the problem - currently, if I drag the file from my desktop onto my new drive (H drive) the file is copied onto H but remains on my desktop and I have to delete it manually. How do I make it so the file will be deleted automatically when I drag it onto H?
I'm using XP Pro on a Dell Dimension 2400.

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Two options
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 1, 2011 7:36 AM PST

Cut and paste.

Or hold either Shift or CTRL down when dragging. Not sure which, but you can experiment.


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It's shift. Thanks.
by Nor9Lin / March 2, 2011 3:49 AM PST
In reply to: Two options

I just checked and it's shift. Thanks for the info.

I was actually looking for a way to change settings so that dragging would work, but it's simple enough to hold shift and drag. So if no one posts how to change it, I'll use that solution. Thanks.

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No settings change required ...
by Edward ODaniel / March 2, 2011 4:01 AM PST
In reply to: It's shift. Thanks.

just drag the file using the RIGHT mouse button and when you release the file choose the option that best suits you at the time - Copy, Move, Create Shortcut, or Cancel

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(NT) Nice, I keep forgetting that option.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 2, 2011 7:33 PM PST
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