Copying Files and Directories
You can copy files and directories from any local or network path to a destination directory on any local or network path, in the archive, or in the plugin file system. It is possible to copy files in both directions. Copying between archives and plugin file systems is not supported, please use some temporary directory to complete such operations (e.g. copy from the archive to this temporary directory and then from it to another archive or plugin file system). When you copy a directory, all the contained files and subdirectories are copied too.
Copying files and directories using Copy command
- Select the files and directories you want to copy.
- Open Copy dialog box:
Menu: Files/Copy... Shortcut key: F5 Toolbar: Choose the Copy button on the Top, Middle, or Bottom toolbar.
- In the Copy to box, specify the destination directory.
- If you want to specify some options (see Copy dialog box), click the Options button.
- Choose the OK button.
Copying files and directories using drag and drop
Select the files and directories you want to copy. Make sure the place you want to drag files and directories to is visible. When you drag a selection to its new location, watch the mouse cursor shape. If it contains the plus sign, it means you are copying files and directories. If it contains the link (shortcut) sign, it means you are creating shortcuts of files and directories. If it does not contain any sign, you are moving files and directories. You can change this action by pressing (and holding) Shift (for moving), Ctrl (for copying), and Shift+Ctrl (for creating shortcuts) keys. While dragging you can move mouse pointer near the edge of the panel for scrolling panel contents.
Copying files and directories using clipboard
- Select the files and directories (they can be also from the archive) you want to copy.
- Choose copy to clipboard command:
Menu: Edit/Copy Context menu: Right-click selected files and directories and select Copy. Shortcut key: Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert Toolbar: Choose the Clipboard Copy button on the Top or Middle toolbar.
- Open the directory (it can be also in the archive or plugin file system) where you want to put the copy.
- Choose paste from clipboard command:
Menu: Edit/Paste Context menu: Right-click destination directory and select Paste. Shortcut key: Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert Toolbar: Choose the Clipboard Paste button on the Top or Middle toolbar.
See Using Clipboard to Perform File and Directory Operations for details.
On drives formatted to use the Windows NT file system (NTFS), you must have permissions to move or copy a file or directory.
When you copy or move files or directories to a FAT disk, permissions are discarded. See the Preserve owners and permissions (not inherited) on NTFS drives option in the Copy dialog box for details on moving between NTFS disks.