Windows 10: Dragging file with left mouse=Only copy? with right mouse=impossible?

Discus and support Dragging file with left mouse=Only copy? with right mouse=impossible? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When I drag in File Explorer a file with pressed left mouse button from one directory to another directory (on the same partition) then only a "Copy"... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tobwen, May 26, 2021.

  1. tobwen Win User

    Dragging file with left mouse=Only copy? with right mouse=impossible?


    When I drag in File Explorer a file with pressed left mouse button from one directory to another directory (on the same partition) then only a "Copy" operation is performed. How can I tell Win10 to perform in such a case (always automatically) a "Move" operation? Related other question: When I try to drag a file with pressed (this time) right mouse button to another directory a context menu offers me some possible operations. This is normal. When I drag now the same file to a shared folder (from another computer in LAN) then this is impossible. I little red "not possible" icon appears. It cannot be a permission problem. If I mark the file in File Explorer, right click, select "Copy" (or move) from context menu then select shared folder, right click and select "Paste" it works. So I am allowed to copy+paste into the target remote shared folder. But dragging is not possible. Why?

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    tobwen, May 26, 2021
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  2. Drag and Drop

    When using "Drag and Drop":
    • "Alt + left mouse button" to create a Link/Shortcut
    • "Ctrl + left mouse button" to Copy the file
    • "Shift + left mouse button" to Move the file
     
    lehnerus2000, May 26, 2021
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  3. mouse is not working right


    unfortunately there isn't a lot to a usb mouse. what i would suggest is checking the power management settings on it.

    Right-click the start menu and choose device manager
    Expand Universal Serial Bus Controllers at the very bottom
    Double-click on each HUB you have listed, click Power Management Tab at the top, and UNCHECK "Allow this computer to turn off this device to save power"
    You may have HUBs called Generic and Root Hub. Perform the step above on All of them.

    If you continue to have the issue, i would imagine your mouse is malfunctioning. Perhaps try another mouse just to be sure. This will help you determine if it is in fact the mouse of computer causing the issue.

    Good Luck!!
     
    samsonbiatch, May 26, 2021
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  4. Dragging file with left mouse=Only copy? with right mouse=impossible?

    Left handed mouse when docked and right handed touchpad when undocked

    Hi,

    I realize that you want the left handed mouse when docked and right handed touchpad when undocked. I will try to help you with this issue.


    • What is the make and model of the computer?
    You can configure the mouse settings for left hand and set the touchpad for normal use.

    Follow these steps to configure the mouse settings:


    • Press Windows key + I to get the Settings screen.

    • Click on Devices and then click on Mouse and Touchpad.

    Keep us informed to help you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Srimadhwa B, May 26, 2021
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