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Chapter 5. Organizing Files and Folders > Moving and Copying Files and Folders

Moving and Copying Files and Folders

You can move or copy files and folders to make backup copies in a safe location, or move files to Shared Documents to share them with other users. To copy or move items, you must select (highlight) them. For an icon-selection refresher, see “Icons” in Chapter 1.

To move or copy items by choosing a destination:

1.
In Windows Explorer, select the item(s) that you want to move or copy.

2.
To move the items, choose Edit > Move to Folder (or click Move This File or Move This Folder in the task pane).

To copy the items, choose Edit > Copy to Folder (or click Copy This File or Copy This Folder in the task pane).

3.
Navigate to the destination folder; then click Move (or Copy) (Figure 5.31).

Figure 5.31. Windows Explorer gives you several ways to move and copy files, but using a highlighted target is the easiest and most consistent.



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