To change the default drag-and-drop behavior for files to “Always Move”:
- Open the Registry Editor.
- Go to
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTand find the
- Right-click the folder and select “New” > DWORD.
- Name the DWORD
DefaultDropEffectand set the Value to
- Still under
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, scroll down until you find
- Repeat steps 3-5.
- Files dragged between different drives or between different network locations will now be moved instead of copied.
- Files dragged from an optical drive are still always copied by default. This can’t be changed.
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