There are numerous methods to move files, folders or directories from one location to another on the computer.
Move a file in windows
In Windows, files can be moved by using different methods such as cut and paste, drag-and-drop, or using the move to folder option. Below all methods are described through which you can move the files easily. You can choose any method accordingly.
- Cut and paste method
To use the cut and paste method, first, you are required to select the file that you want to move. Then, right-click on the selected file and choose the cut option from the opened list. Now, open the destination folder where you want to move the file and right-click on the empty space in the folder and select the paste option from the list that appeared.
On the other hand, select the file and click on the Edit option from the file menu and select the Cut option. Then, browse the folder where you want to move the files and click on the Edit option from the file menu and select the Paste option to move the file.
Alternatively, you can also use shortcut keys to move the files. For that, you are required to highlight the file that you want to move, then press the shortcut key Ctrl+X. Now, browse the folder where you want to move the files and press the shortcut key Ctrl+V to paste the files.
- Drag-and-drop method
First, you are required to select the files that you want to move, then hold down the right mouse button on the file, and drag the files while continuing to hold down the right mouse button, and release the mouse button on the location where you want to move the files.
- ‘Move to folder’ method
Highlight the file by clicking on the file name, then click on the Edit from the file menu and click the Move to Folder option. In the new window, browse the folder in which you want to move the files, then you only need to click on the move button to move the file to the browsed folder.