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Windows 7 Explorer annoyance.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Grenou, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    I am attempting to transfer files.
    I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right and
    want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new location.
    This should be easy.
    Having done the same for years, in previous version of Windows, I (silly me)
    expected it to work the same in Windows 7 Explorer.

    Sometimes when I Cut a folder from one location and Paste it into a new
    (quite different) folder in another, I get the following :
    "Folder in Use"
    "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in
    another program.
    Close the folder or file and try again."

    This is complete twaddle, nothing is open in another program.
    The only activity is two instances of Explorer.
    No open files anywhere.

    It doesn't happen all the time, and goes away when I reboot, which is the
    only time I can then Cut&Paste the Folder to where it is supposed to go.

    This never happened in XP (I avoided Vista).

    Can anyone throw some light on why this happens?

    Grrr.

    Grenou.
     
  2. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    news:u9mdncdyPowOEsHWnZ2dnUVZ8tmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    > I am attempting to transfer files.
    > I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right and
    > want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new location.
    > This should be easy.
    > Having done the same for years, in previous version of Windows, I (silly
    > me) expected it to work the same in Windows 7 Explorer.
    >
    > Sometimes when I Cut a folder from one location and Paste it into a new
    > (quite different) folder in another, I get the following :
    > "Folder in Use"
    > "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open
    > in another program.
    > Close the folder or file and try again."
    >
    > This is complete twaddle, nothing is open in another program.
    > The only activity is two instances of Explorer.
    > No open files anywhere.
    >
    > It doesn't happen all the time, and goes away when I reboot, which is the
    > only time I can then Cut&Paste the Folder to where it is supposed to go.
    >
    > This never happened in XP (I avoided Vista).
    >
    > Can anyone throw some light on why this happens?


    No:( and I know exactly what you mean. I can't open two instance of Word
    either:(

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  3. Bob Hatch

    Bob Hatch Flightless Bird

    Ophelia wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    > news:u9mdncdyPowOEsHWnZ2dnUVZ8tmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> I am attempting to transfer files.
    >> I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right
    >> and want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new location.
    >> This should be easy.
    >> Having done the same for years, in previous version of Windows, I
    >> (silly me) expected it to work the same in Windows 7 Explorer.
    >>
    >> Sometimes when I Cut a folder from one location and Paste it into a
    >> new (quite different) folder in another, I get the following :
    >> "Folder in Use"
    >> "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is
    >> open in another program.
    >> Close the folder or file and try again."
    >>
    >> This is complete twaddle, nothing is open in another program.
    >> The only activity is two instances of Explorer.
    >> No open files anywhere.
    >>
    >> It doesn't happen all the time, and goes away when I reboot, which is
    >> the only time I can then Cut&Paste the Folder to where it is supposed
    >> to go.
    >>
    >> This never happened in XP (I avoided Vista).
    >>
    >> Can anyone throw some light on why this happens?

    >
    > No:( and I know exactly what you mean. I can't open two instance of
    > Word either:(
    >

    In my Word 2007 after I open the first document/instance of Word I just
    select the menu button, New, select the document type and I get a second
    Word. I can do this as many times as I want. It works the same if I open
    several different saved documents.


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  4. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "Ophelia" <Ophelia@Elsinore.me.uk> wrote in message
    news:7s3irjFij7U3@mid.individual.net...
    >
    >
    > "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    > news:u9mdncdyPowOEsHWnZ2dnUVZ8tmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> I am attempting to transfer files.
    >> I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right and
    >> want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new location.
    >> This should be easy.
    >> Having done the same for years, in previous version of Windows, I (silly
    >> me) expected it to work the same in Windows 7 Explorer.
    >>
    >> Sometimes when I Cut a folder from one location and Paste it into a new
    >> (quite different) folder in another, I get the following :
    >> "Folder in Use"
    >> "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open
    >> in another program.
    >> Close the folder or file and try again."
    >>
    >> This is complete twaddle, nothing is open in another program.
    >> The only activity is two instances of Explorer.
    >> No open files anywhere.
    >>
    >> It doesn't happen all the time, and goes away when I reboot, which is the
    >> only time I can then Cut&Paste the Folder to where it is supposed to go.
    >>
    >> This never happened in XP (I avoided Vista).
    >>
    >> Can anyone throw some light on why this happens?

    >
    > No:( and I know exactly what you mean. I can't open two instance of Word
    > either:(
    >
    > --
    > --
    > https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/


    If this happened all the time, I could accept that there is something I am
    doing wrong (it never happened before).
    But is is a half-hearted now-it-works, now-it-doesn't, is what drived me
    potty.
    At least Explorer could be consistent in being stupid :-((

    Thanks Pink Lady :)

    Grenou
     
  5. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Bob Hatch" <bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote in message
    news:004982db$0$2206$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > Ophelia wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    >> news:u9mdncdyPowOEsHWnZ2dnUVZ8tmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>> I am attempting to transfer files.
    >>> I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right and
    >>> want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new location.
    >>> This should be easy.
    >>> Having done the same for years, in previous version of Windows, I (silly
    >>> me) expected it to work the same in Windows 7 Explorer.
    >>>
    >>> Sometimes when I Cut a folder from one location and Paste it into a new
    >>> (quite different) folder in another, I get the following :
    >>> "Folder in Use"
    >>> "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is
    >>> open in another program.
    >>> Close the folder or file and try again."
    >>>
    >>> This is complete twaddle, nothing is open in another program.
    >>> The only activity is two instances of Explorer.
    >>> No open files anywhere.
    >>>
    >>> It doesn't happen all the time, and goes away when I reboot, which is
    >>> the only time I can then Cut&Paste the Folder to where it is supposed to
    >>> go.
    >>>
    >>> This never happened in XP (I avoided Vista).
    >>>
    >>> Can anyone throw some light on why this happens?

    >>
    >> No:( and I know exactly what you mean. I can't open two instance of Word
    >> either:(
    >>

    > In my Word 2007 after I open the first document/instance of Word I just
    > select the menu button, New, select the document type and I get a second
    > Word. I can do this as many times as I want. It works the same if I open
    > several different saved documents.


    Thanks, Bob. I am using Word 2000 so perhaps that makes a difference? I
    will try your method though.

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  6. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    news:-K-dndrwQaEeBcHWnZ2dnUVZ8l6dnZ2d@bt.com...
    >
    >
    > "Ophelia" <Ophelia@Elsinore.me.uk> wrote in message
    > news:7s3irjFij7U3@mid.individual.net...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    >> news:u9mdncdyPowOEsHWnZ2dnUVZ8tmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>> I am attempting to transfer files.
    >>> I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right and
    >>> want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new location.
    >>> This should be easy.
    >>> Having done the same for years, in previous version of Windows, I (silly
    >>> me) expected it to work the same in Windows 7 Explorer.
    >>>
    >>> Sometimes when I Cut a folder from one location and Paste it into a new
    >>> (quite different) folder in another, I get the following :
    >>> "Folder in Use"
    >>> "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is
    >>> open in another program.
    >>> Close the folder or file and try again."
    >>>
    >>> This is complete twaddle, nothing is open in another program.
    >>> The only activity is two instances of Explorer.
    >>> No open files anywhere.
    >>>
    >>> It doesn't happen all the time, and goes away when I reboot, which is
    >>> the only time I can then Cut&Paste the Folder to where it is supposed to
    >>> go.
    >>>
    >>> This never happened in XP (I avoided Vista).
    >>>
    >>> Can anyone throw some light on why this happens?

    >>
    >> No:( and I know exactly what you mean. I can't open two instance of Word
    >> either:(
    >>
    >> --
    >> --
    >> https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/

    >
    > If this happened all the time, I could accept that there is something I am
    > doing wrong (it never happened before).
    > But is is a half-hearted now-it-works, now-it-doesn't, is what drived me
    > potty.
    > At least Explorer could be consistent in being stupid :-((
    >
    > Thanks Pink Lady :)


    hehe thanks Fushia lady:)))

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  7. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    news:u9mdncdyPowOEsHWnZ2dnUVZ8tmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    > I am attempting to transfer files.
    > I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right and
    > want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new location.
    > This should be easy.
    > Having done the same for years, in previous version of Windows, I (silly
    > me) expected it to work the same in Windows 7 Explorer.
    >
    > Sometimes when I Cut a folder from one location and Paste it into a new
    > (quite different) folder in another, I get the following :
    > "Folder in Use"
    > "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open
    > in another program.
    > Close the folder or file and try again."
    >
    > This is complete twaddle, nothing is open in another program.
    > The only activity is two instances of Explorer.
    > No open files anywhere.
    >
    > It doesn't happen all the time, and goes away when I reboot, which is the
    > only time I can then Cut&Paste the Folder to where it is supposed to go.
    >
    > This never happened in XP (I avoided Vista).
    >
    > Can anyone throw some light on why this happens?
    >
    > Grrr.
    >
    > Grenou.
    >
    >


    Instead of doing a cut and paste, just drag the file(s) from the (for
    example) left instance of Explorer to the right instance. I do it that way
    all the time and have never gotten an error message. When doing it from my
    USB pen drive to a folder on my C: drive, I do it one of two ways- either
    drag it over, then delete the source, or right-click drag and pick 'Move'.
    No errors ever that way either.
    --
    SC Tom
     
  8. news.eternal-september.org

    news.eternal-september.org Flightless Bird

    I suggest you d/l and install "Unlocker" and use it. Many programs quit
    improperly and do not release all files that are in use.

    Eric


    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    news:u9mdncdyPowOEsHWnZ2dnUVZ8tmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >I am attempting to transfer files.
    > I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right and
    > want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new location.
    > This should be easy.
    > Having done the same for years, in previous version of Windows, I (silly
    > me) expected it to work the same in Windows 7 Explorer.
    >
    > Sometimes when I Cut a folder from one location and Paste it into a new
    > (quite different) folder in another, I get the following :
    > "Folder in Use"
    > "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open
    > in another program.
    > Close the folder or file and try again."
    >
    > This is complete twaddle, nothing is open in another program.
    > The only activity is two instances of Explorer.
    > No open files anywhere.
    >
    > It doesn't happen all the time, and goes away when I reboot, which is the
    > only time I can then Cut&Paste the Folder to where it is supposed to go.
    >
    > This never happened in XP (I avoided Vista).
    >
    > Can anyone throw some light on why this happens?
    >
    > Grrr.
    >
    > Grenou.
    >
    >
    >
     
  9. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    news:WY07n.17711$CM7.9755@newsfe04.iad...
    >
    >
    > "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    > news:u9mdncdyPowOEsHWnZ2dnUVZ8tmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> I am attempting to transfer files.
    >> I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right and
    >> want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new location.
    >> This should be easy.
    >> Having done the same for years, in previous version of Windows, I (silly
    >> me) expected it to work the same in Windows 7 Explorer.
    >>
    >> Sometimes when I Cut a folder from one location and Paste it into a new
    >> (quite different) folder in another, I get the following :
    >> "Folder in Use"
    >> "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open
    >> in another program.
    >> Close the folder or file and try again."
    >>
    >> This is complete twaddle, nothing is open in another program.
    >> The only activity is two instances of Explorer.
    >> No open files anywhere.
    >>
    >> It doesn't happen all the time, and goes away when I reboot, which is the
    >> only time I can then Cut&Paste the Folder to where it is supposed to go.
    >>
    >> This never happened in XP (I avoided Vista).
    >>
    >> Can anyone throw some light on why this happens?
    >>
    >> Grrr.
    >>
    >> Grenou.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Instead of doing a cut and paste, just drag the file(s) from the (for
    > example) left instance of Explorer to the right instance. I do it that way
    > all the time and have never gotten an error message. When doing it from my
    > USB pen drive to a folder on my C: drive, I do it one of two ways- either
    > drag it over, then delete the source, or right-click drag and pick 'Move'.
    > No errors ever that way either.
    > --
    > SC Tom
    >
    >


    True, that does work, but cutting and pasting 'should' too, hehe.

    I am re-doing my Photo folder, slightly more efficiently than before.
    There are thousands of images to move.
    Pulling across (copying) and then deleting is twice the amount of work that
    it should be.
    Silly Microsoft, they didn't get that quite right :-(

    Thanks for responding SC Tom :)

    Grenou
     
  10. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    Thanks that sounds useful.

    Grenou


    "news.eternal-september.org" <ericNOSPAM@bloch.com> wrote in message
    news:hji6hu$vb6$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > I suggest you d/l and install "Unlocker" and use it. Many programs quit
    > improperly and do not release all files that are in use.
    >
    > Eric
    >
    >
    > "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    > news:u9mdncdyPowOEsHWnZ2dnUVZ8tmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>I am attempting to transfer files.
    >> I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right and
    >> want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new location.
    >> This should be easy.
    >> Having done the same for years, in previous version of Windows, I (silly
    >> me) expected it to work the same in Windows 7 Explorer.
    >>
    >> Sometimes when I Cut a folder from one location and Paste it into a new
    >> (quite different) folder in another, I get the following :
    >> "Folder in Use"
    >> "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open
    >> in another program.
    >> Close the folder or file and try again."
    >>
    >> This is complete twaddle, nothing is open in another program.
    >> The only activity is two instances of Explorer.
    >> No open files anywhere.
    >>
    >> It doesn't happen all the time, and goes away when I reboot, which is the
    >> only time I can then Cut&Paste the Folder to where it is supposed to go.
    >>
    >> This never happened in XP (I avoided Vista).
    >>
    >> Can anyone throw some light on why this happens?
    >>
    >> Grrr.
    >>
    >> Grenou.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
  11. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    news:47-dnenxFoZzO8HWnZ2dnUVZ8iCdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >
    >
    > "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    > news:WY07n.17711$CM7.9755@newsfe04.iad...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    >> news:u9mdncdyPowOEsHWnZ2dnUVZ8tmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>> I am attempting to transfer files.
    >>> I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right and
    >>> want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new location.
    >>> This should be easy.
    >>> Having done the same for years, in previous version of Windows, I (silly
    >>> me) expected it to work the same in Windows 7 Explorer.
    >>>
    >>> Sometimes when I Cut a folder from one location and Paste it into a new
    >>> (quite different) folder in another, I get the following :
    >>> "Folder in Use"
    >>> "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is
    >>> open in another program.
    >>> Close the folder or file and try again."
    >>>
    >>> This is complete twaddle, nothing is open in another program.
    >>> The only activity is two instances of Explorer.
    >>> No open files anywhere.
    >>>
    >>> It doesn't happen all the time, and goes away when I reboot, which is
    >>> the only time I can then Cut&Paste the Folder to where it is supposed to
    >>> go.
    >>>
    >>> This never happened in XP (I avoided Vista).
    >>>
    >>> Can anyone throw some light on why this happens?
    >>>
    >>> Grrr.
    >>>
    >>> Grenou.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Instead of doing a cut and paste, just drag the file(s) from the (for
    >> example) left instance of Explorer to the right instance. I do it that
    >> way all the time and have never gotten an error message. When doing it
    >> from my USB pen drive to a folder on my C: drive, I do it one of two
    >> ways- either drag it over, then delete the source, or right-click drag
    >> and pick 'Move'. No errors ever that way either.
    >> --
    >> SC Tom
    >>
    >>

    >
    > True, that does work, but cutting and pasting 'should' too, hehe.
    >
    > I am re-doing my Photo folder, slightly more efficiently than before.
    > There are thousands of images to move.
    > Pulling across (copying) and then deleting is twice the amount of work
    > that it should be.
    > Silly Microsoft, they didn't get that quite right :-(
    >
    > Thanks for responding SC Tom :)
    >
    > Grenou


    So far this has worked for me but I've only been using 7 for a couple weeks
    now. When you drag files, highlight all you want to move and use right mouse
    click instead of left mouse click. When you drop you will have the option of
    copying or moving, moving deletes files after copying.
    HTH,
    Dave
     
  12. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    news:47-dnenxFoZzO8HWnZ2dnUVZ8iCdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >
    >
    > "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    > news:WY07n.17711$CM7.9755@newsfe04.iad...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    >> news:u9mdncdyPowOEsHWnZ2dnUVZ8tmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>> I am attempting to transfer files.
    >>> I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right and
    >>> want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new location.
    >>> This should be easy.
    >>> Having done the same for years, in previous version of Windows, I (silly
    >>> me) expected it to work the same in Windows 7 Explorer.
    >>>
    >>> Sometimes when I Cut a folder from one location and Paste it into a new
    >>> (quite different) folder in another, I get the following :
    >>> "Folder in Use"
    >>> "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is
    >>> open in another program.
    >>> Close the folder or file and try again."
    >>>
    >>> This is complete twaddle, nothing is open in another program.
    >>> The only activity is two instances of Explorer.
    >>> No open files anywhere.
    >>>
    >>> It doesn't happen all the time, and goes away when I reboot, which is
    >>> the only time I can then Cut&Paste the Folder to where it is supposed to
    >>> go.
    >>>
    >>> This never happened in XP (I avoided Vista).
    >>>
    >>> Can anyone throw some light on why this happens?
    >>>
    >>> Grrr.
    >>>
    >>> Grenou.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Instead of doing a cut and paste, just drag the file(s) from the (for
    >> example) left instance of Explorer to the right instance. I do it that
    >> way all the time and have never gotten an error message. When doing it
    >> from my USB pen drive to a folder on my C: drive, I do it one of two
    >> ways- either drag it over, then delete the source, or right-click drag
    >> and pick 'Move'. No errors ever that way either.
    >> --
    >> SC Tom
    >>
    >>

    >
    > True, that does work, but cutting and pasting 'should' too, hehe.
    >
    > I am re-doing my Photo folder, slightly more efficiently than before.
    > There are thousands of images to move.
    > Pulling across (copying) and then deleting is twice the amount of work
    > that it should be.
    > Silly Microsoft, they didn't get that quite right :-(


    Oh noooooooooooooooooooo I have that job to do yet:(
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  13. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    news:wsidnb2V_KqANMHWnZ2dnUVZ_oednZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >
    >
    > "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    > news:47-dnenxFoZzO8HWnZ2dnUVZ8iCdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>
    >>
    >> "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    >> news:WY07n.17711$CM7.9755@newsfe04.iad...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:u9mdncdyPowOEsHWnZ2dnUVZ8tmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>>> I am attempting to transfer files.
    >>>> I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right
    >>>> and want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new
    >>>> location.
    >>>> This should be easy.
    >>>> Having done the same for years, in previous version of Windows, I
    >>>> (silly me) expected it to work the same in Windows 7 Explorer.
    >>>>
    >>>> Sometimes when I Cut a folder from one location and Paste it into a new
    >>>> (quite different) folder in another, I get the following :
    >>>> "Folder in Use"
    >>>> "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is
    >>>> open in another program.
    >>>> Close the folder or file and try again."
    >>>>
    >>>> This is complete twaddle, nothing is open in another program.
    >>>> The only activity is two instances of Explorer.
    >>>> No open files anywhere.
    >>>>
    >>>> It doesn't happen all the time, and goes away when I reboot, which is
    >>>> the only time I can then Cut&Paste the Folder to where it is supposed
    >>>> to go.
    >>>>
    >>>> This never happened in XP (I avoided Vista).
    >>>>
    >>>> Can anyone throw some light on why this happens?
    >>>>
    >>>> Grrr.
    >>>>
    >>>> Grenou.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Instead of doing a cut and paste, just drag the file(s) from the (for
    >>> example) left instance of Explorer to the right instance. I do it that
    >>> way all the time and have never gotten an error message. When doing it
    >>> from my USB pen drive to a folder on my C: drive, I do it one of two
    >>> ways- either drag it over, then delete the source, or right-click drag
    >>> and pick 'Move'. No errors ever that way either.
    >>> --
    >>> SC Tom
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> True, that does work, but cutting and pasting 'should' too, hehe.
    >>
    >> I am re-doing my Photo folder, slightly more efficiently than before.
    >> There are thousands of images to move.
    >> Pulling across (copying) and then deleting is twice the amount of work
    >> that it should be.
    >> Silly Microsoft, they didn't get that quite right :-(
    >>
    >> Thanks for responding SC Tom :)
    >>
    >> Grenou

    >
    > So far this has worked for me but I've only been using 7 for a couple
    > weeks now. When you drag files, highlight all you want to move and use
    > right mouse click instead of left mouse click. When you drop you will have
    > the option of copying or moving, moving deletes files after copying.


    Oh, thanks, Dave! I have saved that!


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  14. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    news:47-dnenxFoZzO8HWnZ2dnUVZ8iCdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >
    >
    > "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message news:WY07n.17711$CM7.9755@newsfe04.iad...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    >> news:u9mdncdyPowOEsHWnZ2dnUVZ8tmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>> I am attempting to transfer files.
    >>> I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right and want to transfer
    >>> Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new location.
    >>> This should be easy.
    >>> Having done the same for years, in previous version of Windows, I (silly me) expected it to work
    >>> the same in Windows 7 Explorer.
    >>>
    >>> Sometimes when I Cut a folder from one location and Paste it into a new (quite different) folder
    >>> in another, I get the following :
    >>> "Folder in Use"
    >>> "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program.
    >>> Close the folder or file and try again."
    >>>
    >>> This is complete twaddle, nothing is open in another program.
    >>> The only activity is two instances of Explorer.
    >>> No open files anywhere.
    >>>
    >>> It doesn't happen all the time, and goes away when I reboot, which is the only time I can then
    >>> Cut&Paste the Folder to where it is supposed to go.
    >>>
    >>> This never happened in XP (I avoided Vista).
    >>>
    >>> Can anyone throw some light on why this happens?
    >>>
    >>> Grrr.
    >>>
    >>> Grenou.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Instead of doing a cut and paste, just drag the file(s) from the (for example) left instance of
    >> Explorer to the right instance. I do it that way all the time and have never gotten an error
    >> message. When doing it from my USB pen drive to a folder on my C: drive, I do it one of two ways-
    >> either drag it over, then delete the source, or right-click drag and pick 'Move'. No errors ever
    >> that way either.
    >> --
    >> SC Tom
    >>
    >>

    >
    > True, that does work, but cutting and pasting 'should' too, hehe.
    >
    > I am re-doing my Photo folder, slightly more efficiently than before.
    > There are thousands of images to move.
    > Pulling across (copying) and then deleting is twice the amount of work that it should be.
    > Silly Microsoft, they didn't get that quite right :-(
    >
    > Thanks for responding SC Tom :)
    >
    > Grenou


    To move lots of files I find it easier change to details view.
    Then select the files and drag them to the new folder.
    To select a range of contiguous files in a block, hold the Shift
    key and select the first file.
    Then, still with Shift key held, select the last file.
    That will select all the files in between.
    Then drag the lot to the new folder.
    To select several files in a random order press the Control key,
    select the first file, and with the Control key still held, select
    another file, then another.
    Each file will remain selected.
    Then drag one and the others will follow.
     
  15. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
    news:lImdneUB8r0bNsHWnZ2dnUVZ7q6dnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >
    > "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    > news:47-dnenxFoZzO8HWnZ2dnUVZ8iCdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>
    >>
    >> "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    >> news:WY07n.17711$CM7.9755@newsfe04.iad...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:u9mdncdyPowOEsHWnZ2dnUVZ8tmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>>> I am attempting to transfer files.
    >>>> I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right
    >>>> and want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new
    >>>> location.
    >>>> This should be easy.
    >>>> Having done the same for years, in previous version of Windows, I
    >>>> (silly me) expected it to work the same in Windows 7 Explorer.
    >>>>
    >>>> Sometimes when I Cut a folder from one location and Paste it into a new
    >>>> (quite different) folder in another, I get the following :
    >>>> "Folder in Use"
    >>>> "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is
    >>>> open in another program.
    >>>> Close the folder or file and try again."
    >>>>
    >>>> This is complete twaddle, nothing is open in another program.
    >>>> The only activity is two instances of Explorer.
    >>>> No open files anywhere.
    >>>>
    >>>> It doesn't happen all the time, and goes away when I reboot, which is
    >>>> the only time I can then Cut&Paste the Folder to where it is supposed
    >>>> to go.
    >>>>
    >>>> This never happened in XP (I avoided Vista).
    >>>>
    >>>> Can anyone throw some light on why this happens?
    >>>>
    >>>> Grrr.
    >>>>
    >>>> Grenou.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Instead of doing a cut and paste, just drag the file(s) from the (for
    >>> example) left instance of Explorer to the right instance. I do it that
    >>> way all the time and have never gotten an error message. When doing it
    >>> from my USB pen drive to a folder on my C: drive, I do it one of two
    >>> ways- either drag it over, then delete the source, or right-click drag
    >>> and pick 'Move'. No errors ever that way either.
    >>> --
    >>> SC Tom
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> True, that does work, but cutting and pasting 'should' too, hehe.
    >>
    >> I am re-doing my Photo folder, slightly more efficiently than before.
    >> There are thousands of images to move.
    >> Pulling across (copying) and then deleting is twice the amount of work
    >> that it should be.
    >> Silly Microsoft, they didn't get that quite right :-(
    >>
    >> Thanks for responding SC Tom :)
    >>
    >> Grenou

    >
    > To move lots of files I find it easier change to details view.
    > Then select the files and drag them to the new folder.
    > To select a range of contiguous files in a block, hold the Shift
    > key and select the first file.
    > Then, still with Shift key held, select the last file.
    > That will select all the files in between.
    > Then drag the lot to the new folder.
    > To select several files in a random order press the Control key,
    > select the first file, and with the Control key still held, select
    > another file, then another.
    > Each file will remain selected.
    > Then drag one and the others will follow.


    <saved> :) thanks.
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  16. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    news:wsidnb2V_KqANMHWnZ2dnUVZ_oednZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >
    >
    > "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    > news:47-dnenxFoZzO8HWnZ2dnUVZ8iCdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>
    >>
    >> "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    >> news:WY07n.17711$CM7.9755@newsfe04.iad...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:u9mdncdyPowOEsHWnZ2dnUVZ8tmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>>> I am attempting to transfer files.
    >>>> I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right
    >>>> and want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new
    >>>> location.
    >>>> This should be easy.
    >>>> Having done the same for years, in previous version of Windows, I
    >>>> (silly me) expected it to work the same in Windows 7 Explorer.
    >>>>
    >>>> Sometimes when I Cut a folder from one location and Paste it into a new
    >>>> (quite different) folder in another, I get the following :
    >>>> "Folder in Use"
    >>>> "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is
    >>>> open in another program.
    >>>> Close the folder or file and try again."
    >>>>
    >>>> This is complete twaddle, nothing is open in another program.
    >>>> The only activity is two instances of Explorer.
    >>>> No open files anywhere.
    >>>>
    >>>> It doesn't happen all the time, and goes away when I reboot, which is
    >>>> the only time I can then Cut&Paste the Folder to where it is supposed
    >>>> to go.
    >>>>
    >>>> This never happened in XP (I avoided Vista).
    >>>>
    >>>> Can anyone throw some light on why this happens?
    >>>>
    >>>> Grrr.
    >>>>
    >>>> Grenou.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Instead of doing a cut and paste, just drag the file(s) from the (for
    >>> example) left instance of Explorer to the right instance. I do it that
    >>> way all the time and have never gotten an error message. When doing it
    >>> from my USB pen drive to a folder on my C: drive, I do it one of two
    >>> ways- either drag it over, then delete the source, or right-click drag
    >>> and pick 'Move'. No errors ever that way either.
    >>> --
    >>> SC Tom
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> True, that does work, but cutting and pasting 'should' too, hehe.
    >>
    >> I am re-doing my Photo folder, slightly more efficiently than before.
    >> There are thousands of images to move.
    >> Pulling across (copying) and then deleting is twice the amount of work
    >> that it should be.
    >> Silly Microsoft, they didn't get that quite right :-(
    >>
    >> Thanks for responding SC Tom :)
    >>
    >> Grenou

    >
    > So far this has worked for me but I've only been using 7 for a couple
    > weeks now. When you drag files, highlight all you want to move and use
    > right mouse click instead of left mouse click. When you drop you will have
    > the option of copying or moving, moving deletes files after copying.
    > HTH,
    > Dave


    Hah, this moving of folders/files is becoming farcical.

    Instead of Cutting & Pasting, I have dragged some 20 folders across to their
    new home.
    4 Folders refused to move and gave me the you-can't-do-this error.
    I then opened the folders with the intention to move the contents manually,
    make a New Folder with a similar name and file everything in there, then
    move that later.
    In the destination folder I right-clicked, selected New>Folder.
    Nothing showed.
    I did that again, nothing showed, no new folder.
    I then moved to another folder and went back: there were 2 blank folders.

    It has done this before and will likely do again.

    It seems that I am spending 80 % of my time trying to get Windows 7 to run
    as well as XP, which is somewhat annoying.
    I rather continue with Image editing and graphics work I normally do,
    grrrr.

    Grenou
     
  17. Stubbo of Oz

    Stubbo of Oz Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 24 Jan 2010 18:20:07 -0000, "Grenou"
    <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote:

    >I am attempting to transfer files.
    >I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right and
    >want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new location.
    >This should be easy.
    > Snip ....................


    FreeCommander ( a dual pane file manager) is a lot easier to use than
    Windows Explorer.

    It is freeware - get it here:-

    http://www.freecommander.com/

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    ----------------
     
  18. Tom Lake

    Tom Lake Flightless Bird

    > I am re-doing my Photo folder, slightly more efficiently than before.
    > There are thousands of images to move.
    > Pulling across (copying) and then deleting is twice the amount of work
    > that it should be.
    > Silly Microsoft, they didn't get that quite right :-(


    You don't have to go through all that. Use the RIGHT mouse button to
    drag. Then when you drop the folder on the new window, a menu will
    come up asking if you want to copy or move the folder. Choose move
    and you won't have to delete the original.

    Tom Lake
     
  19. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "Tom Lake" <tlake@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:hjikqb$6ok$1@news.albasani.net...
    >> I am re-doing my Photo folder, slightly more efficiently than before.
    >> There are thousands of images to move.
    >> Pulling across (copying) and then deleting is twice the amount of work
    >> that it should be.
    >> Silly Microsoft, they didn't get that quite right :-(

    >
    > You don't have to go through all that. Use the RIGHT mouse button to
    > drag. Then when you drop the folder on the new window, a menu will
    > come up asking if you want to copy or move the folder. Choose move
    > and you won't have to delete the original.
    >
    > Tom Lake



    Thanks Tom.

    Grenou
     
  20. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "Stubbo of Oz" <stubbo@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:dbhpl5pfkqd5liitslr5n2j7u8jvukgngr@4ax.com...
    > On Sun, 24 Jan 2010 18:20:07 -0000, "Grenou"
    > <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote:
    >
    >>I am attempting to transfer files.
    >>I have opened Explorer twice, once on the left and once on the right and
    >>want to transfer Folders in the left hand Explorer to a new location.
    >>This should be easy.
    >> Snip ....................

    >
    > FreeCommander ( a dual pane file manager) is a lot easier to use than
    > Windows Explorer.
    >
    > It is freeware - get it here:-
    >
    > http://www.freecommander.com/
    >
    > --
    > ----------------
    > Stubbo of Oz
    > ----------------



    That looks interesting, I'll investigate.
    Thanks for the link, Stubbo :)

    Grenou
     

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