How to Move a File or Folder in Windows Vista

You can move a file or folder in Windows Vista to another location. Moving a file or an entire folder (including its contents) allows you to organize your files or create a more logical structure of folders to navigate.

1

Right-click the Start menu button.

In the menu that appears, choose Explore.

2

Locate the file that you want to move.

Double-click a folder or series of folders to locate the file.

3

Move the file.

You can use one of two ways to move the file. Your first option is to click and drag the file to another folder in the Folders pane on the left side of the window. Your second option is to right-click the file and choose Send To. Then choose from the options shown in the submenu that appears.

Note that if you right-click and drag, you're offered the options of moving or copying the item when you place it via a shortcut menu that appears. And if you want to create a copy of a file or folder in another location on your computer, right-click the item and choose Copy. Use Windows Explorer to navigate to the location where you want to place a copy, right-click, and choose Paste or press Ctrl+V.

4

Click the Close button.

You can find the Close button in the upper-right corner of the Windows Explorer window.

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