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Little help w/ windows 7
I have a Netgear NAS Duo connected to my network. When I was using Windows XP the default action on the mouse was to copy a file to/from the NAS/Computer.

With windows 7 it's Move. That could lead to a disaster if I Move an important file that I intend to copy. Any ideas on how to change this default action?

I tried google -- no joy.

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08-07-2014 02:15 PM
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RE: Little help w/ windows 7
Sounds like this is a mouse function; have you tried reviewing the software functions of your mouse's buttons?

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08-07-2014 06:20 PM
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RE: Little help w/ windows 7
If you will use the right-hand button when you drag and drop an item, it will give you context menu when you release the item that allows you to choose either copy or cut. That could be a workaround for you.

Normally when drag and dropping, if you are dropping the item on the same drive partition, it will automatically perform a cut operation. If you drop it on some other drive partition, it performs a copy operation.
08-07-2014 06:52 PM
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RE: Little help w/ windows 7
(08-07-2014 02:15 PM)justMongo Wrote:  With windows 7 it's Move. That could lead to a disaster if I Move an important file that I intend to copy.

I also migrated from XP to Win7 (no choice). I HATE the Win7 Windows Explorer, as I have found it unpredictable. I seldom use the drag-n-drop function, as I have seen it do just what you are talking about. I mostly use keyboard shortcuts instead:
Ctrl-C = Copy
Ctrl-V = Paste
Ctrl-X = Cut

Even using the keyboard, you must be careful what was selected before the Copy or Cut keys are used - sometimes you may think a single file is selected, and the entire parent directory is selected instead. Sometimes it seems to work better to right-click an item and use the context menu to Cut or Copy.

Windows Explorer has always been a piece of junk, but the Win7 version is worse than usual.

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08-07-2014 07:13 PM
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RE: Little help w/ windows 7
Here is an alternate to windows explorer

http://www.freecommander.com/

Here are some more

http://www.maketecheasier.com/3-stable-a...-explorer/
08-08-2014 08:29 AM
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RE: Little help w/ windows 7
I liked windows 7 and now that we have no choice but windows 8, it has made me appreciate windows 7 a whole lot more
08-08-2014 08:54 AM
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RE: Little help w/ windows 7
Actually you can change the default drag and drop behavior if you deem it necessary. Google drag'n'drop editor.

Another method that works well is to map the destination as a drive. Place the following script in the start-up folder:

subst <driveletter> <folder path>

That will cause the destination folder to always be treated as a drive partition and the default behavior will be copy.

Personally I'd just stick with the right-click method since it doesn't require tweeking the system unnecessarily.
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RE: Little help w/ windows 7
(08-08-2014 08:54 AM)me50 Wrote:  I liked windows 7 and now that we have no choice but windows 8, it has made me appreciate windows 7 a whole lot more

I run my Windows 8.1 with a shell program so "acts like" Windows 7. I had to install that for one of my sisters as well that was having difficulty adapting to 8

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