Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    818
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Question Consolidating folders??

    I am trying to consolidate a number of folders into a "Master" folder. I know I can do an "Select All" for files by selecting the first file and then scrolling down to the last file and pressing "Shift" and all of the intervening files will be selected. I do not seem to be able to duplicate the same process for folders. I want to know if there is a way to do this, or do I have to move each folder, one at a time into my new "Master folder". I am hoping that there is a way to do this, otherwise, it becomes a pain to do this for a significant number of folders. Any help or insight that anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    Ron M

  2. #2
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    332
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
    You probably already know this, but highlight the first file and then use the ctrl key as you highlight each additional file. When you do the copy/move paste, be sure your mouse pointer is somewhere in the highlighted zone.

  3. #3
    Super Moderator RetiredGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Manning, South Carolina
    Posts
    9,433
    Thanks
    371
    Thanked 1,456 Times in 1,325 Posts
    Ron,

    If you have the folders you want to copy in the Right Hand pane of Explorer you can simply do a Ctrl+A to select them all. Then click and drag either to a folder visible in the Left Hand pane or to a second Explorer Window. I do this on a regular basis w/o problem.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

    RG

    PowerShell & VBA Rule!

    My Systems: Desktop Specs
    Laptop Specs

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to RetiredGeek For This Useful Post:

    jshiii (2012-02-26)

  5. #4
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    818
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Consolidating folders...

    idb. I was aware of your suggestion - thanks.

    RetiredGeek, your approach worked, my "problem" arose because I was trying to "Select" the folders in the left hand pane and copy them to a folder, also in the left hand pane - right hand to left hand worked. Thanks so much for this simple solution, it has saved me significant frustration.

    Cheers,

    WesternGuy

  6. #5
    Super Moderator RetiredGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Manning, South Carolina
    Posts
    9,433
    Thanks
    371
    Thanked 1,456 Times in 1,325 Posts
    Ron,

    You're welcome, glad to be of help. Hope to be out in your area early this summer in our RV, looking forward to it!
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

    RG

    PowerShell & VBA Rule!

    My Systems: Desktop Specs
    Laptop Specs

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •