SendTo glitch in XP

By pjfarr
Dec 1, 2005
  1. In XP, the SendTo menu copies the file to the destination instead of moving it. For instance, if I right-click a file and click SendTo > My Documents it will copy the file to My Documents and leave the original where it is. This didn't happen in Win98. Is there a fix?

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    This is normal for XP. If you wish to move a file, the easiest way is to just drag and drop the file to wherever you want.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. pjfarr

    pjfarr TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Thanks HH...

    ...but as someone who dislikes having to browse through layers of folders just to move a file from A to B, I would prefer to use SendTo since it can (or is supposed to) do the same thing in just a few quick clicks. This is something I used a lot on my Win98 PC. Don't know why programmers fix what ain't broke when they update software. This is why I'm always so hesitant to upgrade an OS or a software package - they always remove or change something that I liked in the previous version.

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