Mark is having an issue moving files in Windows 10   “I like to drag files from one folder to another folder. I haven’t found a way to have two different folders open at the same time. Say I took pictures and want to copy them off my photo card say photos 2,3,7,14,22,27 to another folder. Of course, I know to hold the control key to select them. (Which you taught me.) Is there a way to drag them to the folder I want? How do you have more than one folder open at a time?”

You can move files into a folder without it being open. I opened a flash drive and my pictures folder with two test folders in two separate windows in Windows Explorer and was able to drag images from the flash drive to the folder.

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The problem here is that once I drop the file, the folder opens to show the contents. So I’d need to open up multiple instances of File Explorer. One for the flash drive and one for each folder I want to drop to.  The solution is a simple one. Instead of dragging the images into the folders contained in various windows I’ve opened in File Explorer, I can open the flash drive in file explorer and then drop the images using the file tree on the left side. Since the files I want are under Pictures, I click the chevron next to Pictures.

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Then I can see all of the file folders.

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Then I can select the images I want on the right and drag them into the desired folders without having to continually open folders.

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Hope that helps.

~ Cynthia