Moving and Copying Files

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To move a file, position on the file and press Control + X to cut.
Then go to your new folder and press Control + V to paste.
When a file is moved, the original is removed from its old location and placed in the new location.
To copy a file, position on the file and press Control + C to copy.
Then go to your new folder and press Control + V to paste.
When a file is copied, the original remains where it is and a copy is placed in the new location.
When moving and copying files, I find it easiest to open two File Explorer windows, one with the original location of the file and one with the new location. Then use the Alt + Tab shortcut to move between them.
If you are a beginner at moving files and you are not sure about using the Cut shortcut, then use the Copy shortcut, and go back and delete the file from its original location. This reduces the risk of losing your file.
You can also move/copy several files/folders at once by using the selecting shortcuts.
Follow this link to find out more about selecting multiple files and folders.

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