Solved Windows always copies now


smellhole

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Suddenly, when I drag & drop files from one location to another on the same drive, Windows defaults to Copy instead of Move.

It's pretty easy to set the default copy behavior with reg hacks and some tools. Which I've done. Repeatedly.

But Windows is still defaulting to copy.

Anyone else?

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Hi,
It's right click drag to move.
 

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Hi,
Think it's always been hold shift to move when dragging.

No, the default is that Windows will Move a file if the source and target are on the same drive. It's always done this since cave times.

Mine is now copying no matter where the target is.
 

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Hi,
Yeah I edited it's right click drag for more options like move....
 

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No, the default is that Windows will Move a file if the source and target are on the same drive. It's always done this since cave times.

Mine is now copying no matter where the target is.
More accurately on same partition.

I have just tested it on my pc and it works fine.
 

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Tested on mine - Working just fine here. ( Windows 11 Pro 21h2 Build 22000.318 )
 

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Well, I got up today to find that this has somehow fixed itself. I have no idea how.
 

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