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moving files?

Postby mintish on Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:38 am

How on earth do you move a file from example home folder to desktop when ever i do instead of moving the file it copys it and there doesint seem to be a way to fix this anyone know a solution before ubuntu gos back on my laptop thanks in advance
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Re: moving files?

Postby iTheMaster on Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:34 am

Right click -> cut --->right click -> paste
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Re: moving files?

Postby Midnighter on Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:20 am

Ubuntu? Then it works the same way. Cut, and paste.
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Re: moving files?

Postby mintish on Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:48 am

cut paste? i have never used this method i would just drag and drop the file from for example home directory to desktop just tried cut-paste and it didint work i cut the file but would only allow me to paste in the original directory. i am using xfce enviroment this is real head wreck
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Re: moving files?

Postby iTheMaster on Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:05 am

If you try to paste files in the /root partition without root privileges it will not work. You can however cut-paste in the /home/user folder.
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Re: moving files?

Postby thankyou on Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:44 am

the most annoying thing is when i try to 'copy to' and my only options are desktop and home. why not 'browse' ??
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Re: moving files?

Postby sunewbie on Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:33 am

I have never face such problems, as I have a common data folder between XP and Linux with NTFS file system. Are you using LMDE XFCE version?

if you want to cut / copy files to any folders and things are not working, then just open terminal (alt + ctrl + t)
type

gksudo thunar
enter password.

then browse anywhere you like :)
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Re: moving files?

Postby HughT on Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:44 pm

Hi Mintish,
You don't mention which file manager you're using - would it be Thunar? I'm using Mint 11 with Gnome which has the Nautilus file manager, so I have to rely on my memory. I believe the way to move a file from one folder to another in Thunar is to have two instances of Thunar open, browse in one to the file you wish to move, and browse in the other to its destination, then drag from one to the other. I believe your Ubuntu may have used Nautilus which has the option (F3) to open two panes to perform this drag and drop, or a right click option to move or copy between 'home' and 'desktop', or the option to drag from main pane to side pane. I'm not sure in Thunar has this last option too.
Does this help?
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Re: moving files?

Postby Roken on Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:48 pm

If you are trying to move between partitions, using Thunar hold shift during the D&D, which will move and not copy.
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Re: moving files?

Postby seppalta on Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:43 pm

LXDE with Pcmanfm with button in taskbar, single-click option. Double click button to get two copies, each with its own menu displayed. Put one in the destination directory, one in the source directory. If required by either, click tools and choose "Open current folder as root". Then drag-drop or cut-paste to your heart's desire. :lol:
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Re: moving files?

Postby cmcneil on Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:09 am

Hi, I get exactly the original bug in this thread. The problem is not that don't know how to move files from one place to another, there are many ways to do that. I am using Mint 12 with MATE and Nautilus. The problem is that I want the default behavior of nautilus to be that if I drag and drop a file from one location to another (be it the desktop, two nautilus windows, or into a folder in the same nautilus window), is for file to be moved(i.e. the file is no longer at the original location), but for some reason, on my system it is instead copied. How do I change this behavior? It is nowhere in the nautilus preferences. (the behavior I want is default on both Ubuntu and all past versions of Mint that I have used)
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Re: moving files?

Postby Pierre on Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:57 am

Right click -> cut --->right click -> paste


for just a few file(s)

But for moving lots of files, inc directories - I use Gnome Commander.
I found that I was always logging into root - to get around <some> file permission issues.
By using Gnome Commander. - whole slabs of stuff can be moved or copied.
if file permission, get in the way, then run Gnome Commander. as root - from the drop menu - under File -> Start as root.
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Re: moving files?

Postby DataMan on Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:50 am

I would like to add my recommendation.

I do a lot of file movement between ~14 mounted parttions across several h/d.

<opinion>

The easiest and most effective way to do a lot of file movement and still know exactly what is going on is to use a dual pane file manager.

My default file manager is Krusader. It is a KDE app that is interlaced with enough functionality to accommodate most file management tasks.

If you're adverse to kde, then my alternate recommendation is xfe. It lighter than Krusader but covers the major functionality with respect to file management.

Both of these apps are in the repository. If you decide to go the Krusader route, here's a link to a short paper I put together covering how to get the root mode working in non-kde environments.

http://www.boomerclan.info/techpaperslx/99-krusader-root-mode-in-gnome.html

</opinion>

Hope this helps.

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Re: moving files?

Postby zimmbran on Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:47 pm

mv /source /destination
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Re: moving files?

Postby izzo on Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:06 pm

thankyou wrote:the most annoying thing is when i try to 'copy to' and my only options are desktop and home. why not 'browse' ??

Use dolphin then.
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Re: moving files?

Postby entorri on Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:38 pm

i've tried die commandline it works perfectly
on a desktop it's like SHIFT+<drag and drop> and it works
but the overall perfomance scheduling is not natural
other primary processes were affected during the file operation
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Re: moving files?

Postby fbugnon on Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:33 am

I can also confirm this problem.

What is strange is that this only happens when trying to move files from the Desktop to another folder.

If you do the same from files located elsewhere, for instance, from folder Documents into Desktop, files are moved normaly (and not copied)....
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