Drag and drop files.

Win7: I want to drag and drop a file from a folder on drive "F" to a folder on drive "C". I can't figure out how to get two explorer windows open at the same time, so I can do this.

There is an icon for opening explorer on the bottom bar. Click it once to open explorer window. But click it again closes that window!

I'm getting frustrated. It was so much easier with XP.
Norma PosyPhysicistAsked:
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Norma,
Try this:

Start button
All Programs
Windows Explorer

That will open up a Windows Explorer window for you. Repeat the steps and you'll have two of them! Regards, Joe

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In Windows 7, the easiest way is to open Windows Explorer - that is one instance. Now double click on your personal folder - that opens a second instance. I have them both open here.

Drag and drop as you wish,
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
Try a dual pane file explorer if you need move file & folders around a lot.
The best free one here is probably unreal commander.

If you have a bit of cash to spare, search for TOTAL COMMANDER

If you have plenty of spare cash and you want the best file manager in the world
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Norma PosyPhysicistAuthor Commented:
I copied the one in "Accessories" to the desktop. Works just like it did in XP. Thank you all.

Desktop icon looks just like the one in the bottom task bar, but they don't act the same way. Strange.

See, XP installation came with this already on the desktop. Win7 installation didn't.

To subdue any mechanical or electrical device, you have to be smarted than it is.

- - Norma
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I wa happy to help
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome, Norma, I'm glad that worked for you. Regards, Joe
yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
I know this is closed but I want to share my method I use daily.
Right click on Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar and select Window Explorer and repeat to open a second window
Ray HindsOwnerCommented:
The absolute easiest method I know:
1. Click the combination Windows Key + E. (This will always bring up file explorer!) If you want, you can stop here.
. . . but, if you want to drag and drop, continue with the following steps.
2. Now click Windows Key + Right Arrow. (This will shove your file explorer to the right half of the screen.)
3. Repeat step one above.
4. Now click Windows Key + Left Arrow. (Likewise, this will shove your new file explorer to the left half.)
5. You now have two windows open and you can navigate in either window and then drag and drop.

Hope this helps!
Ray Hinds
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