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Drag and Drop Files
About Dragging and Dropping Files
Basic Instructions to Drag and Drop a File:Let's say that you just saved a picture in the "My Pictures" folder when you wanted to save it in a folder "My Dog" that is located in "My Pictures". You could resave the picture but it is just as easy to drag and drop the file into the correct folder and you won't have two copies for later confusion.
Drag and Drop More Than One File At A Time
Let's say in the last example, you have several files that you want to move. You can select more than one file at a time and move all the selected files. To highlight several files at one time:
Select Multiple Files - Select several files at a time by clicking one, then holding down the CTRL key and selecting more.
Select Multiple Files in Succession - To select multiple files in succession, select the first file, then hold down the ALT key and then click the last file in the list.
Select All Files in a List - Hold down the CTRL Key and enter "A" on the keyboard. Everything will highlight. You can also select All Files, by using the Edit menu at the top of the window and select all option.
Dragging and Dropping Files to Another Folder That Isn't VisibleThe way we just dragged and dropped a file to a folder is great but it is limiting because the folder that we want to go to has to be visible. Sometimes though folders won't be visible if they are in another tree. Let's say that you have accidently save a photo on "C:" and it needs to be moved to "My Pictures". The file and the folder won't be visible in the window, so dragging and dropping isn't possible. Oh! But it is!
Drag From One Window and Drop to a Different WindowYou can drag a file from one window and drop it in a different window. To do this just have the windows side by side and follow the procedure as outlined above.
Drag and Drop A File Onto the DesktopLet's say that you have a favorite picture that you send to everyone all the time, so you want to keep on your desktop to find it easily. All you need to do is open "My Computer" and navigate to the file. Click on the file and drag it to the desktop.
Different Views of Files to Make Drag and Drop EasierI'm sure you have noticed that files display differently in different dialog windows. Sometimes you get a list with no thumbnail, sometimes you get thumbnails. You can easily switch back and forth to the way that you want to view the files. To change to a different view of files:
Example of Filmstrip View:
Example of Thumbnail View:
Example of Icon View:
Example of Details View:
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