Any way to copy and move files from another computer?

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All my PCs are networked so I can shift files around among them, but I can't find a way to move a file to my 11 machine. "Copy to" and "Move to" functions are either missing or well hidden. I can use copy & paste to get a copy of a file, but it's clumsy having to physically navigate to a destination instead of just indicating it.
 

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You may have to "borrow" a VBS or BAT or CMD from Windows 7 or Windows 10 that adds into the context menu the Copy To/Move To ability. I cannot remember where or by who those utilities exist over in 7 or 10.
 

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Thanks, but too many hoops. I can do it with no problem in Windows 10. Those functions need to be added to 11.
 

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All my PCs are networked so I can shift files around among them, but I can't find a way to move a file to my 11 machine. "Copy to" and "Move to" functions are either missing or well hidden. I can use copy & paste to get a copy of a file, but it's clumsy having to physically navigate to a destination instead of just indicating it.
Check out this link on Windows ten forum and try running these reg files for Win 11 ....they might work ok in 11

 

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Thanks, it works. But it shouldn't be necessary to do that. Those functions should be available in File Explorer for 11 networking as they are for 10. I've passed that suggestion on to MS for whatever good it may do.
 

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Thanks, it works. But it shouldn't be necessary to do that. Those functions should be available in File Explorer for 11 networking as they are for 10. I've passed that suggestion on to MS for whatever good it may do.
I also had to add those two reg files to my Windows Ten ....long time ago, because they were never listed.
 

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    ASUS ROG Apex X (Z370)
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That may actually be more convenient than the way I've been doing it. I'll try it on 10 as well. Thanks again for the tip. :)
 

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That may actually be more convenient than the way I've been doing it. I'll try it on 10 as well. Thanks again for the tip. :)
Glad I could help you....Take care. :)
 

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    ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27 inch
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    Samsung 980 PRO 500GB - M.2 NVMe,
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    EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3
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    55" LG 4K Ultra HD TV
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    1920x1080@60Hz
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    Samsung 960 PRO M.2 512GB, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB, WD Black 1TB Performance Desktop Hard Drive
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    EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2, 80+ GOLD 850W
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All my PCs are networked so I can shift files around among them, but I can't find a way to move a file to my 11 machine. "Copy to" and "Move to" functions are either missing or well hidden. I can use copy & paste to get a copy of a file, but it's clumsy having to physically navigate to a destination instead of just indicating it.
at present like you I have a network where I backup to, If i update to win 11( new motherboard ect) will i be able to transfer all my save photos about 4/5 TB over 5 hard disc, will these be formatted on the instalation of win 11
 

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at present like you I have a network where I backup to, If i update to win 11( new motherboard ect) will i be able to transfer all my save photos about 4/5 TB over 5 hard disc, will these be formatted on the instalation of win 11

See this tutorial on upgrading to Windows 11.

 

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'Far manager' or 'Total commander' must copy much faster.
 

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See if this Microsoft Tips is useful:

Copy images and text from one PC to another with a cloud-based clipboard.
Select Start  > Settings  > System  > Clipboard , and then use the toggles to turn on both Clipboard history and Sync across devices.

 

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Hi there
another good one -- filezilla

Agree about the hose up in file explorer -- I really can't think of a single person on the planet who would have dreamt up that mess --- context working has been available ever since the ist computer mouse appeared !!!!!

Cheers
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