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Move File to Another Folder Without Dragging

If you want to move a file to a folder without dragging it all over your PC screen, you have come to the right place. Dragging  is great when the file and folder are close in proximity to each other but if both are far apart or even in different drives, there is a much easier way to do this.

This article focuses on transferring files using Windows 7 though it might work on other versions.

Step 1

Navigate to the file or folder that you want to move but do not open it up.

Step 2

Left click once on the folder (again you don't want to open it). Right clicking works too but I prefer left clicking as you avoid an unnecessary menu. Try both ways and you'll see what I mean or just left click on it once.

Step 3

Look to the upper left side of the window that you have open (containing your files and folders). Find where it says "File and Folder Tasks"

Step 4

Below "File and Folder Tasks" you'll see a bunch of commands such as "Rename this...." "Move This...." "Copy This..." etc. If you are not seeing this, click the arrow button next to "File and Folder Tasks" and they'll appear.

Step 5

Choose "Move This....." (depending if you have clicked on a file or folder is will say "Move This File" or "Move This Folder"

Step 6

A "Move Items" window will open up. From here, navigate to the file or folder you want to move to and click the "Move" button. Your folder or file will move to that folder.

Hint: You can move multiple files or folders to the same folder by clicking / highlighting multiple ones while pressing the control button.

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