Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Moving and Copying Files and Folders
Moving a File or Folder in a Folder Window
• Right-click and drag the file or folder you want to move to the destination folder.
• Click Move here on the shortcut menu.
• Right-click the file or folder you want to move, and then click Cut on the shortcut
menu. (You can also click the file or folder and then press the Ctrl+X keys.)
• Navigate to and right-click the destination folder, and then click Paste on the shortcut
menu. (You can also click the destination folder and then press the Ctrl+V keys.)
Next, you’ll move the Flyer, Proposal, and Members ﬁ les to the Playground folder.
To move a file using the right mouse button:
1. Point to the Flyer file in the right pane, and then press and hold the right
2. With the right mouse button still pressed down, drag the Flyer file to the
Playground folder. When the Move to Playground ScreenTip appears, release the
button. A shortcut menu opens.
3. With the left mouse button, click Move here on the shortcut menu. The Flyer file
is removed from the main Tutorial folder and stored in the Playground subfolder.
Trouble? If you release the mouse button before dragging the Flyer file to the
Playground folder, the shortcut menu opens, letting you move the file to a
different folder. Press the Esc key to close the shortcut menu without moving the file,
and then repeat Steps 1–3.
4. In the right pane, double-click the Playground folder. The Flyer file is in the
5. In the left pane, click the Tutorial folder to see its contents. The Tutorial folder no
longer contains the Flyer file.
The advantage of moving a ﬁ le or folder by dragging with the right mouse button is
that you can efﬁ ciently complete your work with one action. However, this technique
requires polished mouse skills so that you can drag the ﬁ le comfortably. Another way
to move ﬁ les and folders is to use the Clipboard , a temporary storage area for ﬁ les and
information that you have copied or moved from one place and plan to use somewhere
else. You can select a ﬁ le and use the Cut or Copy commands to temporarily store the ﬁ le
on the Clipboard, and then use the Paste command to insert the ﬁ le elsewhere. Although
using the Clipboard takes more steps, some users ﬁ nd it easier than dragging with the
right mouse button.
You’ll move the Resume ﬁ le to the Job Hunt folder next by using the Clipboard.
To move files using the Clipboard:
1. Right-click the Resume file, and then click Cut on the shortcut menu. Although
the file icon is still displayed in the folder window, Windows 7 removes the
Resume file from the Tutorial folder and stores it on the Clipboard.
2. In the right pane, right-click the Job Hunt folder, and then click Paste on the
shortcut menu. Windows 7 pastes the Resume file from the Clipboard to the Job
Hunt folder. The Resume file icon no longer appears in the folder window.