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Copy or Move Files and Folders on the Surface

Using your Surface, you can select items with your fingertips. After you’ve selected the items, it’s easy to copy or move them to a new location by following these steps:

  1. From File Explorer, tap the Home tab near the top-left corner.

    The Ribbon menu changes to show the icons seen in the figure.

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  2. Tap the Move To or Copy to icons.

    A menu drops down from your tapped icon, listing locations where you’ve previously saved items. If you spot your destination, tap it to complete the process.

    Don’t spot the destination on the menu? Then choose the entry at the list’s bottom: Choose Location.

    The Copy Items or Move Items window appears for you to choose your selected files destination.

  3. Select the items’ destination from the window, and then tap the Copy or Move button to send your items to their new destination.

    The Copy Items dialog box, shown in the figure, works much like a tiny Navigation pane that you see along the left edge of every folder. Tap Libraries to send your items to your Documents, Music, Pictures or Videos libraries, for example.

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    Or, to send items to a flash drive, tap your flash drive from the drives listed in the window’s Computer section.

    When you’ve chosen your items’ resting place, tap the Copy or Move button in the bottom of the figure. (The button’s name depends on whether you tapped the Copy To or Move To icons in Step 2.)

You can enlarge the Copy/Move dialog box by dragging its bottom-right corner outward. That brings more items into view.

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