moderated Re: moving files from a folder

Steve Nutt

Hi Brian,


That’s a great explanation and one that I don’t think a lot of visually impaired or blind people realise, that the file is not moved or changed at the point you hit Control X, so if you change your mind, simply don’t do a Control V.


Also, if you paste it into the wrong folder, you can always cut and paste again, so I see no problem with cut and paste, as opposed to copy and paste, and I use both.


All the best



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From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 07 December 2021 15:25
Subject: Re: moving files from a folder


On Sun, Dec 5, 2021 at 09:50 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

Cut and past should only be done for moving text in my opinion.

One that very few share.

A cut and paste acts just as a copy and paste with a delete afterward does.  But it saves you the step of having to delete afterwards.  If something goes wrong during the process the files not yet pasted stay precisely where they are.  If you cut files and then do nothing, they stay right where they are as well.  Cut files are not placed on the clipboard in the same manner cut text is.  They don't end up actually being cut from where they are currently resident until a paste command is issued where you want them placed.

I'm not a fan of the Move command myself as, for whatever reason, it seems more tedious to deal with and slower to complete.  But if I intend to move something it's always going to be via cut and paste if using File Explorer because it works and it saves additional and unnecessary steps.

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