Windows 10: Cursor icon blocking view of folders during move

Discus and support Cursor icon blocking view of folders during move in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; This subject came up about 3 years ago in the Seven Folder when evaluating whether I should move my stable of 22 WinXP3 systems to Win 7. Never made... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by JEB999, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. JEB999 Win User

    Cursor icon blocking view of folders during move


    This subject came up about 3 years ago in the Seven Folder when evaluating whether I should move my stable of 22 WinXP3 systems to Win 7. Never made the move since Win7, win8 and Win 8-1 seemed to be a downgrade from WinXP3.

    I have just installed Win 10 on a Dell Computer and the problem seems to be still present in w10 as well.

    The problem is that when I want to move or copy files or folders in Win 10, the cursor suddenly expands with a huge icon attached that, depending on what is being moved (or other criteria), blocks the view of the target folders in the receiving folder. It was stated that this could not be fixed in windows 7. It is now 3.5 years later and the problem seems to be resident in windows 10. Has anyone come up with a fix for this.

    In WinXP3, the cursor appended a mini-icon to the cursor reflecting a folder or (if present) an icon imbedded in the file, but the icon was no taller than the name of the file/folder being moved/copied. This large Icon is quite annoying.

    Does anyone know how to shrink the icon size so it behaves as it did in WinXP3, or better yet,get rid of the icon altogether?

    John Braden

    :)
     
    JEB999, Apr 6, 2016
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  3. PianSa Win User
    Suggestion in File Explorer to display full path of directory to move to/copy to

    Because as it is right now, whenever I would copy several files from a directory to another directory, clicking the icon copy to, it would only list the name of the folder to copy to, and I would have to move the cursor on the icon of the relevant
    folder without clicking the cursor, so it would display the full path of that folder.
     
    PianSa, Apr 6, 2016
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Cursor icon blocking view of folders during move

    Hi, I guess you mean rt click drag 'n drop?

    I've only ever seen the icon ('normal' size, semi transparent).

    Am wondering if you've consistently installed sthg thru those OS's that results in this.
    Did you do a clean install of Win 10, and was the problem present then?

    Otherwise, if you've found no fixes, check the same in
    a. Safe Mode
    b. a new user (for test purposes only)
    c. after a clean boot
    d. after disabling extensions with Shellexview (freeware).
     
    dalchina, Apr 6, 2016
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  5. dehalley Win User
    Just upgraded to Win 10 myself and ran into the same issue. Going on the assumption that a picture is better than any number of words, I've attached a screen grab of the issue.

    In it, I'm attempting to move a file from one folder to another but when I do, a massive icon representing the type of file (in this case, .zip) pops up and obscures the destination.

    Hope this helps. *Smile
     
    dehalley, May 14, 2016
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  6. Edwin New Member
    Right click 'Copy To' 'Move To' is safer, rather than accidentally dropping items into the wrong folder.


    Cursor icon blocking view of folders during move [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, May 14, 2016
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  7. dalchina New Member
    I see almost the same icon, except it's almost transparent, so I can see the text underneath it.

    So for you I'd say the question is 'why isn't it translucent?'

    The question about size has been asked from Win 7 onwards- no apparent solution... keep searching.. and send feedback to MS.

    e.g.
    'drag and drop icon size"
     
    dalchina, May 14, 2016
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  8. msny Win User

    Cursor icon blocking view of folders during move

  9. dalchina New Member
    Hi, no effect on mine.. but the icon's translucent, so no big deal.

    Attachment 80112
     
    dalchina, May 15, 2016
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  10. dehalley Win User
    Tried unchecking the indicated option - no effect.
    Tried all the different optimization selections - no effect.

    I can't even get the translucent thing going (which would help a bit).


     
    dehalley, Apr 4, 2018
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