How to move folders on Windows 7

  ponytail 09:50 AM 14 Oct 12
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I have just replaced my desktop pc with a laptop and have a couple of queries someone mi.ght help with. 1st one when I delete.something I am left with a dot see the words mig.ht and delete.I cannot seem to be able to delete the dots.This ..causes a problem especially if I make a spelling mistake while writing a email address as I have to go all the way out and back in again.2nd problem I have a couple of folders in my documents which I want to move to my external hard drive but cannot see the move icon anywhere.It was easy when using XP can someone help.I am using office 2003.

  Nontek 10:03 AM 14 Oct 12

I am not so sure about the . problem, but you should be able to drag and drop folders from/to your external hard drive.

  Terry Brown 10:16 AM 14 Oct 12

Dots.

Going back to the early days of computing, the dots refered to levels on the hard drive. e.g. You had c: (root) then documents (level one- One dot), sub folder from documents become level 2- (2 dots) etc. Did you copy the documents from the Desktop or do a direct transfer, as that may be the problem.

Moving Folders.

On the drive where you want to put the documents create a folder (any name you choose).

From the desktop on the laptop, Right click on Documents and select Properties. Change the default address to the folder you have just created.You will then get the option to MOVE all documents. select OK and all documents will be moved to the new drive and removed from c: drive.The sjhortcut for Documents will remain on the desktop, but all new documents will automaticly got to the new location.

Terry

  ponytail 11:43 AM 14 Oct 12

hI TERRY BROWN DID WHAT YOU SUGGESTED THE FOLDERS ARE LOCATED IN MY DOCUMENTS.I RIGHT CLICKED ON THEM SELECTED PROPERTIES BUT COULD NOT SEE THE DEFAULT ADDRESS TO MOVE THEM FROM.I HAVE CREATED THE NEW FOLDERS.COULD YOU ADVISE MORE THANKS

  Woolwell 19:14 PM 14 Oct 12

When you are deleting something is this when you are using word or e-mail? How and what are you deleting? If you toggle the pilcrow button in Word then a space will show as a dot so mig ht shows as mig.ht with the dot not completely at the bottom.

With the 2 folders there are several ways to get them to your external hard drive. In documents click on organise and copy the folders then paste into the hard drive then delete from the original location (safer than cut and paste). Instead of organise right click on the folders can copy and paste again. Open Documents and the external drive and drag and drop.

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