Drag and Dropping photos

  Dirty Dick 08:56 22 Jun 2004

I'm running Windows XP Pro and have lots of photographs on my system. I've been busy cataloging the photos and sometimes I drag and drop the original from one folder to another. But on other occasions when I try this it just copies them over to the new folder. A small '+' sign appears with the cursor when I am dragging the "copied" item. Is there any setting I need to change to stop them being copied and just moved

  Eric10 09:19 22 Jun 2004

If you hold SHIFT while dragging your photos they will always be moved. If you hold down CTRL while dragging they will always be copied. If you drag using the right mouse button then you get a menu when you drop the item where you can choose the action to take. When dragging a photo from one drive to another the default action is to copy; when dragging between locations on the same drive the default is to move. The default action varies with other file types such as program files where dragging can create a shortcut.

  rawprawn 09:25 22 Jun 2004

Thank you that was very well put, and informative.

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