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4. File-Sharing Annoyances > MANIPULATING FILES ON THE NETWORK

MANIPULATING FILES ON THE NETWORK

DRAG FILES BETWEEN COMPUTERS

The Annoyance:

I needed to copy a bunch of files from a shared folder on a remote computer to the computer I was working on. I got really annoyed by all the folder-opening and right-clicking involved in copying and pasting from one computer to the other. Is there a faster way?

The Fix:

It’s a drag—I mean the solution, not my sympathetic response to your annoyance. Open both folders and drag between them. You can also use Windows Explorer to drag files between the right pane of the shared folder to the left pane of the local folder (or the other way around).

WINDOWS EXPLORER DISPLAY IS ANNOYING

The Annoyance:

It’s annoying that the Windows Explorer program listing moved to the Accessories menu, causing an extra step to open it. But that pales compared to the real annoyance—the display it presents in the left pane. It takes several mouse clicks to get to Drive C and expand it. This is where Windows Explorer used to open, and where I almost always want to start.


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