Moving or Renaming Files and Directories
You can move 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 move files in both directions except archives (move from the archive to the disk is not supported, you can use Copy operation followed by Delete operation instead of it). Moving between archives and plugin file systems is not supported, please use some temporary directory to complete such operations (e.g. move from the plugin file system to this temporary directory and then from it to another plugin file system or archive). When you move a directory, all the contained files and subdirectories are moved too.
Moving or renaming files and directories using Move/Rename command
Select files and directories you want to move.
- Open Move/Rename dialog box:
Menu: Files/Move/Rename... Shortcut key: F6 Toolbar: Choose the Move/Rename button on the Top, Middle, or Bottom toolbar.
- In the Move to box, specify the destination directory.
- If you want to specify some options (see Move/Rename dialog box), click the Options button.
- Choose the OK button.
Moving files and directories using drag and drop
Select the files and directories you want to move. 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.
Moving files and directories using clipboard
- Select the files and directories you want to move.
- Choose cut to clipboard command:
Menu: Edit/Cut Context menu: Right-click selected files and directories and select Cut. Shortcut key: Ctrl+X Toolbar: Choose the Clipboard Cut 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 selected files and directories.
- 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 Move/Rename dialog box for details on moving between NTFS disks.