Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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WIN 46
Windows XP Chapter 1 Introduction to Microsoft Windows XP
To Copy a File in Windows Explorer by Right-Dragging
When copying fi les, the drive and folder containing the fi les to be copied are called the source drive and
source folder , respectively. The drive and folder to which the fi les are copied are called the destination drive and
destination folder , respectively. In the following steps, the Access folder is the source folder, the Homework folder
is the destination folder, and the UDISK 2.0 (E:) drive is both the source drive and the destination drive. The Access
folder contains two of the eleven Access database fi les (SciFi Scene and The Bike Delivers) required to perform the
lab assignments in the Access section of this topic.
The following steps show one method of copying fi les in Windows Explorer - right-drag a fi le icon from the
right pane to a folder or drive icon in the Folders pane.
1
Click the Access icon in the Folders
pane to select the Access folder
and display its contents in the right
pane (Figure 1–71).
right-dragging lets
you copy or move
fi les from one
location to another
path to
Access
folder
UDISK 2.0 (E:) drive
contains both
the source and
destination folders
Access folder contains two
of nine Access database
fi les required to perform
the lab assignments in the
Access section of this topic
Access folder
is the source folder
and is selected
Access
icon
Homework folder is
the destination folder
Figure 1–71
2
Right-drag the The Bike Delivers
icon from the right pane onto the
top of the Homework folder icon
in the Folders bar to open the
shortcut menu (Figure 1–72).
The Bike
Delivers icon
3
Click Copy Here on the shortcut
menu to copy The Bike Delivers fi le
to the Homework folder.
Copy Here command
duplicates the
source fi le in the
destination folder
Move Here moves the source fi le
from its current folder to the
destination folder and removes the
source fi le from the source folder
Homework
icon
shortcut
menu
Figure 1–72
Other Ways
1. Right-click fi le to copy, click
Copy on the shortcut menu,
right-click Homework
icon, click Paste on the
shortcut menu
2. Click fi le to copy, on Edit
menu click Copy, click
Homework icon, on Edit
menu click Paste
3. Select fi le to copy, press CTRL+C,
select Homework icon, press
CTRL+V
 
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