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How to move files in Windows 7

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January 10, 2010 7:35:09 AM

I can not figure out how to 'move' files within Windows 7? Shouldn't
there be a 'move' choice within the drop down menu? I am using
'copy and paste' to move files now to my desired folder. But then I
must go back to the original folder and delete the file from there
since it was only copied and not moved. Please tell me I am missing
something here. Thank you.

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a b $ Windows 7
January 10, 2010 7:46:54 AM

Right mouse-button down, drag to new location, release mouse button, select "Move here".
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January 10, 2010 8:26:23 AM

Thank you ijack. That's going to take some coordination on my part. I grabbed it to drag and held it for a long time while trying to find my destination file to the left but hard to hang for long periods of times. I finally dragged it to my desktop and placed it there and then dragged it from there to the wanted folder. I miss the move toggle in XP. That was soooo easy.
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January 10, 2010 9:35:39 AM

LOL ya, I usually get set up first, like have the source and destination folders open side by side already :) 
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January 10, 2010 10:30:34 AM

Just use Cut and Paste.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 10, 2010 11:04:00 AM

Rae_83 said:
I miss the move toggle in XP.

XP was easy;


But Win7 is even easier IMO;
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January 10, 2010 11:46:29 PM

Thank you everyone. The screen shots are helpful! I found 'move to folder' under the edit key as you show. It was always to the left and would drop down as I hovered in XP. Although cut & paste worked, 'cut' is so intimidating like I may never see it again! haha!(that's not funny if you lose it) :(  You guys are so helpful! :) 
Thank you!
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June 25, 2010 3:52:09 PM

Best answer selected by Rae_83.
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a b $ Windows 7
August 21, 2010 2:38:47 PM

Devastator_uk said:
Just use Cut and Paste.

Doesn't that defeat the purpose of the move choice; two actions to do one.
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March 6, 2012 11:48:39 PM

Ijack said:
Right mouse-button down, drag to new location, release mouse button, select "Move here".


Hello Jack,
I just bought a new computer and was SUPER frustrated that MS removed the "move to" option. I found your answer here and among all those listed liked your's the best. I also liked the Cut-and-Paste, but prefer "move to".
Thank you so much!!
DD
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March 7, 2012 1:56:13 AM

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