Windows Explorer Drag and Drop Bug - Copies to Wrong Folder Level?

Posted: 12-09-2008, 06:16 AM

I just got a new Vista64 PC last weekend, and I think I discovered a bug
while copying my daughters iTunes library from an external drive to the new
HD.

I have been using drag and drop for years, usually with right clink to
confirm actions, so I'm no novice here. I kept having problems when
selecting the iTunes folder and dragging on top of the iTunes folder on the
destination drive, but instead the folder would be copied to a folder one
level down, below the iTunes folder, creating duplicates. I must have tried
this 6 or 7 times, before I purposely dropped the source folder one level up
on the destination folder tree - this gave me the result I wanted.

Has anyone else seen this? This was using both Details and Files views,
using 2 separate instances (windows) of explorer - copying one to the other.

Windows Explorer Drag and Drop Bug - Copies to Wrong Folder Level?


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Re: Windows Explorer Drag and Drop Bug - Copies to Wrong Folder Level?
Posted: 12-09-2008, 08:20 PM

Hi, benneyb.

The drag and drop still works fine, but watch closely when you try it. If
you hold your finger on the right mouse button as you drag, you should see a
small pop-up window that says something like "Move to iTunes". Move the
mouse up and down slightly and you should see that change to the name of the
next folder up or down. Be sure that it says iTunes before you release the
button. Then you should get the context menu to choose Copy or Move or
Create shortcut - or cancel. In some situations, we get a dark line between
existing locations to show just where the moved file/folder will end up.

As we always say, "It works for me!" ;^}

RC
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"benneyb" <bruce.benney@nospam_comcast.net> wrote in message
news:436A0084-51C6-4823-99C9-1BFF436D07CD@microsoft.com...
> I just got a new Vista64 PC last weekend, and I think I discovered a bug
> while copying my daughters iTunes library from an external drive to the
> new
> HD.
>
> I have been using drag and drop for years, usually with right clink to
> confirm actions, so I'm no novice here. I kept having problems when
> selecting the iTunes folder and dragging on top of the iTunes folder on
> the
> destination drive, but instead the folder would be copied to a folder one
> level down, below the iTunes folder, creating duplicates. I must have
> tried
> this 6 or 7 times, before I purposely dropped the source folder one level
> up
> on the destination folder tree - this gave me the result I wanted.
>
> Has anyone else seen this? This was using both Details and Files views,
> using 2 separate instances (windows) of explorer - copying one to the
> other.
 
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