No, I want to create a new folder, so I can delete some photos (whilst retaining them in the orginal folder), so that I can send them to friends. Everytime I copy and paste, not only does it copy and paste to my new folder but it copies the existing photos in the orginal folder, over and over again. I just don't know how to stop it.
If we're not talking hundreds what you could do is approach it peicemeal.
Make an empty folder using File - New - Folder in Windows Explorer and then select just the photos you want to copy to your freinds by clicking on each picture but holding the Ctrl button down whilst you do it.
(This lets you select individual images rather than shift which selects everything between the first and second clicked file)
Once all the ones you wanted are hightlighted just select Copy and then click into your new folder and click Paste.
I would guess from what you say you've been trying to use the drag and drop option. Personally I find the above approach more straightforward.
If it is making copies and you are not touching anything try Ctrl\Alt\Delete and stop it running.You may have to reboot your computer.Perhaps the button on your mouse is not releasing itself when you remove your finger.
thanks Bruno. I have now rebooted my computer and then was able to delete the folder (it wouldn't let me do this before, as it said another programme might be using it). It has stopped the problem and the mouse seems fine but I need to do this again and worried it might happen again.
bristolgirl easiest way to do it is to highlight the folder, right click, choose send to and then choose documents, it will then make a new folder in your documents page, without affecting your original folder, and then you can edit to your delight.