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  1. #1


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    windows 8.1

    ribbon bar


    hi the ribbon bar is greyed out for copy paste move to how do i get them to work

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Malcfp, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Usually, only the option valid for the selected item will be available. For example, you can can't paste if nothing was copied, etc....

    What selected item are you trying to copy, paste, move?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    trying to move music into alphabetical folders from mixed folders but the move to copy or paste icon in ribbon is greyed out delete is the only one that isnt
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried using checkboxes to move them ?

    Check Boxes to Select Items - Turn On or Off in Windows 8


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    Last edited by Brink; 16 Nov 2013 at 13:18. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by malcfp View Post
    trying to move music into alphabetical folders from mixed folders but the move to copy or paste icon in ribbon is greyed out delete is the only one that isnt
    Ah, ok. I bet you have ran into the more than 15 files selected issue. See if using step 1 in Option One may be able to solve this for you if this is the issue.

    Context Menu Items Missing - Fix when more than 15 Files are Selected - Windows 7 Help Forums

    In addition, this may help make what you are doing easier as well.

    Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder - Windows 7 Help Forums
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