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Can't transfer data in File Explorer.

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    Can't transfer data in File Explorer.


    On my new Asus PC I am trying to transfer Docs, Contacts, Pictures, & Music from a flash drive to the Library in File Explorer. I 'Copy' e.g. Documents from the flash drive, & when I right click in the Library on Documents, the box that opens does not show a 'Paste'. I tried to drag the items across but that won't work either. I do not have the same problem on my other notebook. Thanks for any advice!

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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    @ robinpe:
    Try the cascading 'Send to-Documents' right click menu.
    For a full selection of 'Send to' options, press and hold 'Shift' before you right click.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You could try what is in the pictures:

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    Surely if I selected 'Move to' it would empty the item from my flash drive!
    I did what Edwin suggested & used the 'Send to' facility & put them all in Documents.
    I would have preferred to have them listed separate in 'Libraries' but it's no big deal.
    Thanks a lot guys.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by robinpe View Post
    Surely if I selected 'Move to' it would empty the item from my flash drive!
    I did what Edwin suggested & used the 'Send to' facility & put them all in Documents.
    I would have preferred to have them listed separate in 'Libraries' but it's no big deal.
    Thanks a lot guys.
    Move to will remove things from the usb.

    Copy to will leave stuff on the usb.

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Can't transfer data in File Explorer.
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