moderated Re: moving files from a folder


Steve Nutt
 

Also, Windows and E will open File Explorer without putting it on the desktop.

 

I am definitely not one for cluttering up the desktop.

 

All the best


Steve

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 07 December 2021 16:49
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving files from a folder

 

On Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 11:35 AM, Bill White wrote:

Yes, use the This PC icon, which can be put on the desktop. Then just arrow down to whatever device (or drive) you want to open. Then you don't need to open and close drives. Just press enter on the folder and you are inside it. This ensures that when you do a copy or paste, you are actually inside the folder where you want the files or folders to be copied from, or pasted into.

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Bill,

Not that I'm arguing anything that you've said, but this is still using File Explorer, just invoking it such that a specific folder opens when it opens.

What you propose is a great convenience, and a wonderful functional workaround.  But if someone is having consistent issues navigating File Explorer, I'd also say that they need to practice, practice, practice.  It's such a fundamental part of using Windows, and you'll never have desktop shortcuts for every folder you ever want to access, that developing confidence in using File Explorer is time incredibly well spent.

Not only that, but it's not difficult to get the hang of, either.
 
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