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More Ways To Copy Or Move Files To A Specified Path In Windows

Dragging and dropping is generally the quickest and easiest way to copy or move files and folders from one place to another. Typically, though, it helps if the source and destination folders are both visible at the same time. But what if they’re not?


Solution 1: Drag patiently
In Windows Explorer, navigate to the source folder. Next, drag one or more items over the tree pane on the left, then hover the mouse cursor over the visible branch of the destination folder, and Explorer will automatically expand the branch. You can also hover near the top or bottom of the Navigation pane to scroll up or down, respectively.


If the destination folder you’re looking for is buried several layers deep, you’ll have to wait for Explorer to expand each level. This requires a steady hand and a lot of patience.


Solution 2: Use cut, copy, and paste
Select the file(s) you want to copy, right-click, and select Copy to copy the items or Cut to move them. (Or, to use the keyboard, press Ctrl-C or Ctrl-V, respectively.

When you cut a file, its icon appears faded (as though it were a hidden file) until you paste it somewhere, or abandon the operation. (Abandoning a cut operation does not delete the file, by the way.) Explorer makes no visual distinction for files you copy.

Next, open the destination folder, right-click an empty area, and select Paste (or press Ctrl-V).

Solution 3: Use a third-party add-on
If you’re not satisfied with the tools Windows Explorer provides, you can use one of the tools that comes with Creative Element Power Tools (http://www.creativelement.com/powertools/). In the Creative Element Power Tools Control Panel, turn on the Copy or Move files anywhere tool, and click Accept.

Then, right-click any file or folder, select Move To or Copy To, and then type or point to the destination folder. You can also create new folders on the fly and duplicate paths in the destination folder; the software even remembers the last dozen destinations you specified.

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