file and folder tasks

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New to XP this week. When I first started I had something called file and
folder tasks under My Computer. It still is under My Documents.
I think I pushed the wrong button somewhere. How to put file and folder
tasks back under My Computer?
I was trying to copy data to a CD. In a section named:: To copy a file or
folder" it tell you to go to My Computer.Under File and Folder Tasks you are
to click on Copy this file or Copy this folder. When I still had File and
Folder Tasks under My Computer it did not have anything about doing Copy. How
do you add that to File and Folder Tasks if I get it back under My Computer.
Thanks, Bernie
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Ted and Carey, Thanks. I checked both of your hints. Both were already set as
    you suggested.


    "bernie" wrote:

    > New to XP this week. When I first started I had something called file and
    > folder tasks under My Computer. It still is under My Documents.
    > I think I pushed the wrong button somewhere. How to put file and folder
    > tasks back under My Computer?
    > I was trying to copy data to a CD. In a section named:: To copy a file or
    > folder" it tell you to go to My Computer.Under File and Folder Tasks you are
    > to click on Copy this file or Copy this folder. When I still had File and
    > Folder Tasks under My Computer it did not have anything about doing Copy. How
    > do you add that to File and Folder Tasks if I get it back under My Computer.
    > Thanks, Bernie
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Open the Control Panel, click on the Folder Options icon,
    under the General tab place a dot next to "Show common
    tasks in folders, click Apply.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User
    Microsoft Newsgroups

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    "bernie" wrote:

    | New to XP this week. When I first started I had something called file and
    | folder tasks under My Computer. It still is under My Documents.
    | I think I pushed the wrong button somewhere. How to put file and folder
    | tasks back under My Computer?
    | I was trying to copy data to a CD. In a section named:: To copy a file or
    | folder" it tell you to go to My Computer.Under File and Folder Tasks you are
    | to click on Copy this file or Copy this folder. When I still had File and
    | Folder Tasks under My Computer it did not have anything about doing Copy. How
    | do you add that to File and Folder Tasks if I get it back under My Computer.
    | Thanks, Bernie
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    If you do not see the common tasks pane, then try clicking on the Folder
    icon on the Toolbar to hide the Folder pane.

    If you see the commontasks pane, highlight a file or folder to see Copy this
    file or Copy this folder. Neithe one appears until a file or folder is
    selected.

    You can also right click a file or folder and select Copy.

    Folders Files and Folders Basics Help items

    Here are some tips from XP HELP:

    You can copy more than one file or folder at a time.

    To select consecutive files or folders, click the first item, press and hold
    down SHIFT, and then click the last item. To select nonconsecutive files or
    folders, press and hold down CTRL, and then click each item.

    If you drag an item while pressing the right mouse button, you can move,
    copy, or create a shortcut to the file in its new location.

    To copy the item instead of moving it, press and hold down CTRL while
    dragging.

    If you drag an item to another disk, it is copied, not moved. To move the
    item, press and hold down SHIFT while dragging.

    In the My Computer folder, you can view and select the drives on your
    computer, the devices with removable storage, and the files stored on your
    computer.

    With Windows there are always many ways of doing things. With the above
    rules in mind.

    When dragging a file in Explorer, you can control the operation that will be
    performed when you release the mouse button:

    Hold the Control key to force a Copy.

    Hold the Shift key to force a Move.

    Hold the Alt key to force a Create Shortcut.

    If you drag using the right mouse button, a menu appears with the commands
    Move Here, Copy Here, Create Shortcut(s) Here, and Cancel. Click the
    command you want.

    If you drag an item to another disk, it is copied, not moved. To move the
    item, press and hold down SHIFT while dragging.

    Dragging a program to a new location creates a shortcut to that program. To
    move a program, right-click and then drag the program to the new location.
    You must be logged on as an administrator to move a program.

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:4D9F78DF-7EFC-4BBC-9C6E-2FCF3A6357A9@microsoft.com,
    bernie <bernie@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > Ted and Carey, Thanks. I checked both of your hints. Both were already
    > set as you suggested.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "bernie" wrote:
    >
    >> New to XP this week. When I first started I had something called file and
    >> folder tasks under My Computer. It still is under My Documents.
    >> I think I pushed the wrong button somewhere. How to put file and folder
    >> tasks back under My Computer?
    >> I was trying to copy data to a CD. In a section named:: To copy a file or
    >> folder" it tell you to go to My Computer.Under File and Folder Tasks you
    >> are to click on Copy this file or Copy this folder. When I still had
    >> File and Folder Tasks under My Computer it did not have anything about
    >> doing Copy. How do you add that to File and Folder Tasks if I get it
    >> back under My Computer. Thanks, Bernie
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Thanks everyone. I am more confused than ever. Will try to contact someone in
    my area that has XP and can show me what to do.

    "bernie" wrote:

    > New to XP this week. When I first started I had something called file and
    > folder tasks under My Computer. It still is under My Documents.
    > I think I pushed the wrong button somewhere. How to put file and folder
    > tasks back under My Computer?
    > I was trying to copy data to a CD. In a section named:: To copy a file or
    > folder" it tell you to go to My Computer.Under File and Folder Tasks you are
    > to click on Copy this file or Copy this folder. When I still had File and
    > Folder Tasks under My Computer it did not have anything about doing Copy. How
    > do you add that to File and Folder Tasks if I get it back under My Computer.
    > Thanks, Bernie
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Start button > Control Panel > System icon > Advanced tab > Performance -
    Settings button > Visual Effects > checkmark in 'Use common tasks in
    folders'.

    --
    Ted Zieglar
    "You can do it if you try."

    "bernie" <bernie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:551004CB-C54F-4BAA-9C42-9E5B3001ABE8@microsoft.com...
    > New to XP this week. When I first started I had something called file and
    > folder tasks under My Computer. It still is under My Documents.
    > I think I pushed the wrong button somewhere. How to put file and folder
    > tasks back under My Computer?
    > I was trying to copy data to a CD. In a section named:: To copy a file or
    > folder" it tell you to go to My Computer.Under File and Folder Tasks you
    are
    > to click on Copy this file or Copy this folder. When I still had File and
    > Folder Tasks under My Computer it did not have anything about doing Copy.
    How
    > do you add that to File and Folder Tasks if I get it back under My
    Computer.
    > Thanks, Bernie
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Ctrl + Shift + Drag
    (also Alt + Drag)

    Creates a Shortcut rather than moving or copying a file (default when dragging only program files in 95, in later versions is the default for dragging program files listed in the App Paths key in the registry)

    Note the rules for exe are a little bit more complex.
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    "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message news:eKZtjAWkFHA.1148@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > If you do not see the common tasks pane, then try clicking on the Folder
    > icon on the Toolbar to hide the Folder pane.
    >
    > If you see the commontasks pane, highlight a file or folder to see Copy this
    > file or Copy this folder. Neithe one appears until a file or folder is
    > selected.
    >
    > You can also right click a file or folder and select Copy.
    >
    > Folders Files and Folders Basics Help items
    >
    > Here are some tips from XP HELP:
    >
    > You can copy more than one file or folder at a time.
    >
    > To select consecutive files or folders, click the first item, press and hold
    > down SHIFT, and then click the last item. To select nonconsecutive files or
    > folders, press and hold down CTRL, and then click each item.
    >
    > If you drag an item while pressing the right mouse button, you can move,
    > copy, or create a shortcut to the file in its new location.
    >
    > To copy the item instead of moving it, press and hold down CTRL while
    > dragging.
    >
    > If you drag an item to another disk, it is copied, not moved. To move the
    > item, press and hold down SHIFT while dragging.
    >
    > In the My Computer folder, you can view and select the drives on your
    > computer, the devices with removable storage, and the files stored on your
    > computer.
    >
    > With Windows there are always many ways of doing things. With the above
    > rules in mind.
    >
    > When dragging a file in Explorer, you can control the operation that will be
    > performed when you release the mouse button:
    >
    > Hold the Control key to force a Copy.
    >
    > Hold the Shift key to force a Move.
    >
    > Hold the Alt key to force a Create Shortcut.
    >
    > If you drag using the right mouse button, a menu appears with the commands
    > Move Here, Copy Here, Create Shortcut(s) Here, and Cancel. Click the
    > command you want.
    >
    > If you drag an item to another disk, it is copied, not moved. To move the
    > item, press and hold down SHIFT while dragging.
    >
    > Dragging a program to a new location creates a shortcut to that program. To
    > move a program, right-click and then drag the program to the new location.
    > You must be logged on as an administrator to move a program.
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >
    > Wes
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >
    > In news:4D9F78DF-7EFC-4BBC-9C6E-2FCF3A6357A9@microsoft.com,
    > bernie <bernie@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    >> Ted and Carey, Thanks. I checked both of your hints. Both were already
    >> set as you suggested.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "bernie" wrote:
    >>
    >>> New to XP this week. When I first started I had something called file and
    >>> folder tasks under My Computer. It still is under My Documents.
    >>> I think I pushed the wrong button somewhere. How to put file and folder
    >>> tasks back under My Computer?
    >>> I was trying to copy data to a CD. In a section named:: To copy a file or
    >>> folder" it tell you to go to My Computer.Under File and Folder Tasks you
    >>> are to click on Copy this file or Copy this folder. When I still had
    >>> File and Folder Tasks under My Computer it did not have anything about
    >>> doing Copy. How do you add that to File and Folder Tasks if I get it
    >>> back under My Computer. Thanks, Bernie
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Thanks to all. I think I might can get the copy part later.

    When I click on Start and then click on My Computer is where I have the
    main question. On the left side of My Computer I have three sections of
    information. They now are: System Tasks, Other Places and Details. I would
    like to replace the section that was named File and Folder Tasks. That
    section is still under My Documents, My Pictures and My Music. Any ideas on
    how to add this back?
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Raymond Chen...

    [[Will dragging a file result in a move or a copy?
    Some people are confused by the seemingly random behavior when you drag a
    file. Do you get a move or a copy?

    And you're right to be confused because it's not obvious until you learn the
    secret. Mind you, this secret hasn't changed since 1989, but an old secret
    is still a secret just the same. (Worse: An old secret is a compatibility
    constraint.)

    • If Ctrl+Shift are held down, then the operation creates a shortcut.
    • If Shift is held down, then the operation is a move.
    • If Ctrl is held down, then the operation is a copy.
    • If no modifiers are held down and the source and destination are on the
    same drive, then the operation is a move.
    • If no modifiers are held down and the source and destination are on
    different drives, then the operation is a copy.

    This is one of the few places where the fact that there are things called
    "drives" makes itself known to the end user in a significant way. ]]
    http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2004/11/12/256472.aspx

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:eX%23nOiWkFHA.2904@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
    David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    > Ctrl + Shift + Drag
    > (also Alt + Drag)
    >
    > Creates a Shortcut rather than moving or copying a file (default when
    > dragging only program files in 95, in later versions is the default for
    > dragging program files listed in the App Paths key in the registry)
    >
    > Note the rules for exe are a little bit more complex.
    > --
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    > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:eKZtjAWkFHA.1148@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >> If you do not see the common tasks pane, then try clicking on the Folder
    >> icon on the Toolbar to hide the Folder pane.
    >>
    >> If you see the commontasks pane, highlight a file or folder to see Copy
    >> this file or Copy this folder. Neithe one appears until a file or
    >> folder is selected.
    >>
    >> You can also right click a file or folder and select Copy.
    >>
    >> Folders Files and Folders Basics Help items
    >>
    >> Here are some tips from XP HELP:
    >>
    >> You can copy more than one file or folder at a time.
    >>
    >> To select consecutive files or folders, click the first item, press and
    >> hold down SHIFT, and then click the last item. To select nonconsecutive
    >> files or folders, press and hold down CTRL, and then click each item.
    >>
    >> If you drag an item while pressing the right mouse button, you can move,
    >> copy, or create a shortcut to the file in its new location.
    >>
    >> To copy the item instead of moving it, press and hold down CTRL while
    >> dragging.
    >>
    >> If you drag an item to another disk, it is copied, not moved. To move the
    >> item, press and hold down SHIFT while dragging.
    >>
    >> In the My Computer folder, you can view and select the drives on your
    >> computer, the devices with removable storage, and the files stored on
    >> your computer.
    >>
    >> With Windows there are always many ways of doing things. With the above
    >> rules in mind.
    >>
    >> When dragging a file in Explorer, you can control the operation that
    >> will be performed when you release the mouse button:
    >>
    >> Hold the Control key to force a Copy.
    >>
    >> Hold the Shift key to force a Move.
    >>
    >> Hold the Alt key to force a Create Shortcut.
    >>
    >> If you drag using the right mouse button, a menu appears with the
    >> commands Move Here, Copy Here, Create Shortcut(s) Here, and Cancel.
    >> Click the command you want.
    >>
    >> If you drag an item to another disk, it is copied, not moved. To move
    >> the item, press and hold down SHIFT while dragging.
    >>
    >> Dragging a program to a new location creates a shortcut to that program.
    >> To move a program, right-click and then drag the program to the new
    >> location. You must be logged on as an administrator to move a program.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>
    >> Wes
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >> In news:4D9F78DF-7EFC-4BBC-9C6E-2FCF3A6357A9@microsoft.com,
    >> bernie <bernie@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    >>> Ted and Carey, Thanks. I checked both of your hints. Both were already
    >>> set as you suggested.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "bernie" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> New to XP this week. When I first started I had something called file
    >>>> and folder tasks under My Computer. It still is under My Documents.
    >>>> I think I pushed the wrong button somewhere. How to put file and folder
    >>>> tasks back under My Computer?
    >>>> I was trying to copy data to a CD. In a section named:: To copy a file
    >>>> or folder" it tell you to go to My Computer.Under File and Folder
    >>>> Tasks you are to click on Copy this file or Copy this folder. When I
    >>>> still had File and Folder Tasks under My Computer it did not have
    >>>> anything about doing Copy. How do you add that to File and Folder
    >>>> Tasks if I get it back under My Computer. Thanks, Bernie
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    My Computer has no files or file folders in it. So it applies to nothing in My Comp. In any case it is not customisable so viruses can't get in there.

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    "bernie" <bernie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1DAEC791-7FB5-449E-81F5-4A4F66060E50@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks to all. I think I might can get the copy part later.
    >
    > When I click on Start and then click on My Computer is where I have the
    > main question. On the left side of My Computer I have three sections of
    > information. They now are: System Tasks, Other Places and Details. I would
    > like to replace the section that was named File and Folder Tasks. That
    > section is still under My Documents, My Pictures and My Music. Any ideas on
    > how to add this back?
    >
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Keep reading down that page. Wait till you see my name.

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    "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message news:ef14BvWkFHA.3064@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Raymond Chen...
    >
    > [[Will dragging a file result in a move or a copy?
    > Some people are confused by the seemingly random behavior when you drag a
    > file. Do you get a move or a copy?
    >
    > And you're right to be confused because it's not obvious until you learn the
    > secret. Mind you, this secret hasn't changed since 1989, but an old secret
    > is still a secret just the same. (Worse: An old secret is a compatibility
    > constraint.)
    >
    > • If Ctrl+Shift are held down, then the operation creates a shortcut.
    > • If Shift is held down, then the operation is a move.
    > • If Ctrl is held down, then the operation is a copy.
    > • If no modifiers are held down and the source and destination are on the
    > same drive, then the operation is a move.
    > • If no modifiers are held down and the source and destination are on
    > different drives, then the operation is a copy.
    >
    > This is one of the few places where the fact that there are things called
    > "drives" makes itself known to the end user in a significant way. ]]
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2004/11/12/256472.aspx
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >
    > Wes
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >
    > In news:eX%23nOiWkFHA.2904@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
    > David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    >> Ctrl + Shift + Drag
    >> (also Alt + Drag)
    >>
    >> Creates a Shortcut rather than moving or copying a file (default when
    >> dragging only program files in 95, in later versions is the default for
    >> dragging program files listed in the App Paths key in the registry)
    >>
    >> Note the rules for exe are a little bit more complex.
    >> --
    >> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > ------------------------
    >> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.html
    >> =================================================
    >> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >> news:eKZtjAWkFHA.1148@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >>> If you do not see the common tasks pane, then try clicking on the Folder
    >>> icon on the Toolbar to hide the Folder pane.
    >>>
    >>> If you see the commontasks pane, highlight a file or folder to see Copy
    >>> this file or Copy this folder. Neithe one appears until a file or
    >>> folder is selected.
    >>>
    >>> You can also right click a file or folder and select Copy.
    >>>
    >>> Folders Files and Folders Basics Help items
    >>>
    >>> Here are some tips from XP HELP:
    >>>
    >>> You can copy more than one file or folder at a time.
    >>>
    >>> To select consecutive files or folders, click the first item, press and
    >>> hold down SHIFT, and then click the last item. To select nonconsecutive
    >>> files or folders, press and hold down CTRL, and then click each item.
    >>>
    >>> If you drag an item while pressing the right mouse button, you can move,
    >>> copy, or create a shortcut to the file in its new location.
    >>>
    >>> To copy the item instead of moving it, press and hold down CTRL while
    >>> dragging.
    >>>
    >>> If you drag an item to another disk, it is copied, not moved. To move the
    >>> item, press and hold down SHIFT while dragging.
    >>>
    >>> In the My Computer folder, you can view and select the drives on your
    >>> computer, the devices with removable storage, and the files stored on
    >>> your computer.
    >>>
    >>> With Windows there are always many ways of doing things. With the above
    >>> rules in mind.
    >>>
    >>> When dragging a file in Explorer, you can control the operation that
    >>> will be performed when you release the mouse button:
    >>>
    >>> Hold the Control key to force a Copy.
    >>>
    >>> Hold the Shift key to force a Move.
    >>>
    >>> Hold the Alt key to force a Create Shortcut.
    >>>
    >>> If you drag using the right mouse button, a menu appears with the
    >>> commands Move Here, Copy Here, Create Shortcut(s) Here, and Cancel.
    >>> Click the command you want.
    >>>
    >>> If you drag an item to another disk, it is copied, not moved. To move
    >>> the item, press and hold down SHIFT while dragging.
    >>>
    >>> Dragging a program to a new location creates a shortcut to that program.
    >>> To move a program, right-click and then drag the program to the new
    >>> location. You must be logged on as an administrator to move a program.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>>
    >>> Wes
    >>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>>
    >>> In news:4D9F78DF-7EFC-4BBC-9C6E-2FCF3A6357A9@microsoft.com,
    >>> bernie <bernie@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    >>>> Ted and Carey, Thanks. I checked both of your hints. Both were already
    >>>> set as you suggested.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "bernie" wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> New to XP this week. When I first started I had something called file
    >>>>> and folder tasks under My Computer. It still is under My Documents.
    >>>>> I think I pushed the wrong button somewhere. How to put file and folder
    >>>>> tasks back under My Computer?
    >>>>> I was trying to copy data to a CD. In a section named:: To copy a file
    >>>>> or folder" it tell you to go to My Computer.Under File and Folder
    >>>>> Tasks you are to click on Copy this file or Copy this folder. When I
    >>>>> still had File and Folder Tasks under My Computer it did not have
    >>>>> anything about doing Copy. How do you add that to File and Folder
    >>>>> Tasks if I get it back under My Computer. Thanks, Bernie
    >
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    Don't look for my name, I'm not on there.

    Mile Hall wrote
    The behavior when you drag an EXE has changed, no? I don't have Win 95 installed (heh) at the moment to check if it does this, but in XP if you drag (with no keys down) an EXE that is listed in HKLM\sw\ms\win\cv\App Paths, the default is to make a shortcut.

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    Keep reading down that page. Wait till you see my name.

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    "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message news:ef14BvWkFHA.3064@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Raymond Chen...
    >
    > [[Will dragging a file result in a move or a copy?
    > Some people are confused by the seemingly random behavior when you drag a
    > file. Do you get a move or a copy?
    >
    > And you're right to be confused because it's not obvious until you learn the
    > secret. Mind you, this secret hasn't changed since 1989, but an old secret
    > is still a secret just the same. (Worse: An old secret is a compatibility
    > constraint.)
    >
    > • If Ctrl+Shift are held down, then the operation creates a shortcut.
    > • If Shift is held down, then the operation is a move.
    > • If Ctrl is held down, then the operation is a copy.
    > • If no modifiers are held down and the source and destination are on the
    > same drive, then the operation is a move.
    > • If no modifiers are held down and the source and destination are on
    > different drives, then the operation is a copy.
    >
    > This is one of the few places where the fact that there are things called
    > "drives" makes itself known to the end user in a significant way. ]]
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2004/11/12/256472.aspx
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >
    > Wes
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >
    > In news:eX%23nOiWkFHA.2904@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
    > David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    >> Ctrl + Shift + Drag
    >> (also Alt + Drag)
    >>
    >> Creates a Shortcut rather than moving or copying a file (default when
    >> dragging only program files in 95, in later versions is the default for
    >> dragging program files listed in the App Paths key in the registry)
    >>
    >> Note the rules for exe are a little bit more complex.
    >> --
    >> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > ------------------------
    >> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.html
    >> =================================================
    >> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >> news:eKZtjAWkFHA.1148@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >>> If you do not see the common tasks pane, then try clicking on the Folder
    >>> icon on the Toolbar to hide the Folder pane.
    >>>
    >>> If you see the commontasks pane, highlight a file or folder to see Copy
    >>> this file or Copy this folder. Neithe one appears until a file or
    >>> folder is selected.
    >>>
    >>> You can also right click a file or folder and select Copy.
    >>>
    >>> Folders Files and Folders Basics Help items
    >>>
    >>> Here are some tips from XP HELP:
    >>>
    >>> You can copy more than one file or folder at a time.
    >>>
    >>> To select consecutive files or folders, click the first item, press and
    >>> hold down SHIFT, and then click the last item. To select nonconsecutive
    >>> files or folders, press and hold down CTRL, and then click each item.
    >>>
    >>> If you drag an item while pressing the right mouse button, you can move,
    >>> copy, or create a shortcut to the file in its new location.
    >>>
    >>> To copy the item instead of moving it, press and hold down CTRL while
    >>> dragging.
    >>>
    >>> If you drag an item to another disk, it is copied, not moved. To move the
    >>> item, press and hold down SHIFT while dragging.
    >>>
    >>> In the My Computer folder, you can view and select the drives on your
    >>> computer, the devices with removable storage, and the files stored on
    >>> your computer.
    >>>
    >>> With Windows there are always many ways of doing things. With the above
    >>> rules in mind.
    >>>
    >>> When dragging a file in Explorer, you can control the operation that
    >>> will be performed when you release the mouse button:
    >>>
    >>> Hold the Control key to force a Copy.
    >>>
    >>> Hold the Shift key to force a Move.
    >>>
    >>> Hold the Alt key to force a Create Shortcut.
    >>>
    >>> If you drag using the right mouse button, a menu appears with the
    >>> commands Move Here, Copy Here, Create Shortcut(s) Here, and Cancel.
    >>> Click the command you want.
    >>>
    >>> If you drag an item to another disk, it is copied, not moved. To move
    >>> the item, press and hold down SHIFT while dragging.
    >>>
    >>> Dragging a program to a new location creates a shortcut to that program.
    >>> To move a program, right-click and then drag the program to the new
    >>> location. You must be logged on as an administrator to move a program.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>>
    >>> Wes
    >>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>>
    >>> In news:4D9F78DF-7EFC-4BBC-9C6E-2FCF3A6357A9@microsoft.com,
    >>> bernie <bernie@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    >>>> Ted and Carey, Thanks. I checked both of your hints. Both were already
    >>>> set as you suggested.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "bernie" wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> New to XP this week. When I first started I had something called file
    >>>>> and folder tasks under My Computer. It still is under My Documents.
    >>>>> I think I pushed the wrong button somewhere. How to put file and folder
    >>>>> tasks back under My Computer?
    >>>>> I was trying to copy data to a CD. In a section named:: To copy a file
    >>>>> or folder" it tell you to go to My Computer.Under File and Folder
    >>>>> Tasks you are to click on Copy this file or Copy this folder. When I
    >>>>> still had File and Folder Tasks under My Computer it did not have
    >>>>> anything about doing Copy. How do you add that to File and Folder
    >>>>> Tasks if I get it back under My Computer. Thanks, Bernie
    >
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Too late, I already looked. Mile Hall isn't there either, but Mike Dunn is.
    :-)

    If you left click drag an .exe to another folder with no keys down, you do
    not even have to let go to see the shortcut arrow appear for an .exe listed
    in
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths

    I tried with one .exe that wasn't listed and it was moved.

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:%23RNmpCXkFHA.3064@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
    David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    > Don't look for my name, I'm not on there.
    >
    > Mile Hall wrote
    > The behavior when you drag an EXE has changed, no? I don't have Win 95
    > installed (heh) at the moment to check if it does this, but in XP if you
    > drag (with no keys down) an EXE that is listed in HKLM\sw\ms\win\cv\App
    > Paths, the default is to make a shortcut.
    >
    > --
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ------------------------
    > http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.html
    > =================================================
    > "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
    > news:eTyIJ5WkFHA.3300@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Keep reading down that page. Wait till you see my name.
    >
    > --
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ------------------------
    > http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.html
    > =================================================
    > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:ef14BvWkFHA.3064@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> Raymond Chen...
    >>
    >> [[Will dragging a file result in a move or a copy?
    >> Some people are confused by the seemingly random behavior when you drag a
    >> file. Do you get a move or a copy?
    >>
    >> And you're right to be confused because it's not obvious until you learn
    >> the secret. Mind you, this secret hasn't changed since 1989, but an old
    >> secret is still a secret just the same. (Worse: An old secret is a
    >> compatibility constraint.)
    >>
    >> • If Ctrl+Shift are held down, then the operation creates a shortcut.
    >> • If Shift is held down, then the operation is a move.
    >> • If Ctrl is held down, then the operation is a copy.
    >> • If no modifiers are held down and the source and destination are on the
    >> same drive, then the operation is a move.
    >> • If no modifiers are held down and the source and destination are on
    >> different drives, then the operation is a copy.
    >>
    >> This is one of the few places where the fact that there are things called
    >> "drives" makes itself known to the end user in a significant way. ]]
    >> http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2004/11/12/256472.aspx
    >>
    >> --
    >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>
    >> Wes
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >> In news:eX%23nOiWkFHA.2904@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
    >> David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    >>> Ctrl + Shift + Drag
    >>> (also Alt + Drag)
    >>>
    >>> Creates a Shortcut rather than moving or copying a file (default when
    >>> dragging only program files in 95, in later versions is the default for
    >>> dragging program files listed in the App Paths key in the registry)
    >>>
    >>> Note the rules for exe are a little bit more complex.
    >>> --
    >>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --
    >> ------------------------
    >>> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.html
    >>> =================================================
    >>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:eKZtjAWkFHA.1148@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >>>> If you do not see the common tasks pane, then try clicking on the
    >>>> Folder icon on the Toolbar to hide the Folder pane.
    >>>>
    >>>> If you see the commontasks pane, highlight a file or folder to see Copy
    >>>> this file or Copy this folder. Neithe one appears until a file or
    >>>> folder is selected.
    >>>>
    >>>> You can also right click a file or folder and select Copy.
    >>>>
    >>>> Folders Files and Folders Basics Help items
    >>>>
    >>>> Here are some tips from XP HELP:
    >>>>
    >>>> You can copy more than one file or folder at a time.
    >>>>
    >>>> To select consecutive files or folders, click the first item, press and
    >>>> hold down SHIFT, and then click the last item. To select nonconsecutive
    >>>> files or folders, press and hold down CTRL, and then click each item.
    >>>>
    >>>> If you drag an item while pressing the right mouse button, you can
    >>>> move, copy, or create a shortcut to the file in its new location.
    >>>>
    >>>> To copy the item instead of moving it, press and hold down CTRL while
    >>>> dragging.
    >>>>
    >>>> If you drag an item to another disk, it is copied, not moved. To move
    >>>> the item, press and hold down SHIFT while dragging.
    >>>>
    >>>> In the My Computer folder, you can view and select the drives on your
    >>>> computer, the devices with removable storage, and the files stored on
    >>>> your computer.
    >>>>
    >>>> With Windows there are always many ways of doing things. With the
    >>>> above rules in mind.
    >>>>
    >>>> When dragging a file in Explorer, you can control the operation that
    >>>> will be performed when you release the mouse button:
    >>>>
    >>>> Hold the Control key to force a Copy.
    >>>>
    >>>> Hold the Shift key to force a Move.
    >>>>
    >>>> Hold the Alt key to force a Create Shortcut.
    >>>>
    >>>> If you drag using the right mouse button, a menu appears with the
    >>>> commands Move Here, Copy Here, Create Shortcut(s) Here, and Cancel.
    >>>> Click the command you want.
    >>>>
    >>>> If you drag an item to another disk, it is copied, not moved. To move
    >>>> the item, press and hold down SHIFT while dragging.
    >>>>
    >>>> Dragging a program to a new location creates a shortcut to that
    >>>> program. To move a program, right-click and then drag the program to
    >>>> the new location. You must be logged on as an administrator to move a
    >>>> program.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>>>
    >>>> Wes
    >>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>>>
    >>>> In news:4D9F78DF-7EFC-4BBC-9C6E-2FCF3A6357A9@microsoft.com,
    >>>> bernie <bernie@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    >>>>> Ted and Carey, Thanks. I checked both of your hints. Both were already
    >>>>> set as you suggested.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "bernie" wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> New to XP this week. When I first started I had something called file
    >>>>>> and folder tasks under My Computer. It still is under My Documents.
    >>>>>> I think I pushed the wrong button somewhere. How to put file and
    >>>>>> folder tasks back under My Computer?
    >>>>>> I was trying to copy data to a CD. In a section named:: To copy a
    >>>>>> file or folder" it tell you to go to My Computer.Under File and
    >>>>>> Folder Tasks you are to click on Copy this file or Copy this folder.
    >>>>>> When I still had File and Folder Tasks under My Computer it did not
    >>>>>> have anything about doing Copy. How do you add that to File and
    >>>>>> Folder Tasks if I get it back under My Computer. Thanks, Bernie
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