Win Drag and drop - Computer Definition
Files and folders can be copied or moved to another location by literally "dragging" them across the screen. "Drag" means placing the cursor over the icon of an item, pressing the left (or sometimes right) mouse button to highlight it, and while keeping the button depressed, moving the selected item across the screen. "Drop" means releasing the mouse button when the destination is reached. As the icons are dragged, all valid destinations are highlighted. To copy and move files using only the menus, see Win Copy/move files/folders. Although many Windows applications implement their own drag and drop capabilities, users can copy and move files and folders any time via drag and drop in Explorer (see Win Explorer), as follows: Drag and Drop - Right Button - Copy or Move Dragging the icons with the right mouse button is the more cautious method because you are prompted to either Copy or Move when you drop the files/folders. Drag and Drop - Left Button - Automatic Dragging with the left mouse button is faster because you are not prompted when you drop. Depending on whether the source files are local (on this same machine) or coming from a remote machine determines whether they are copied or moved. Note the following actions: Action File at Coming Taken when Original From Dropped Location Local Move Not there Remote Copy Still there Drag and Drop - Left Button - Copy Only Dragging with the left mouse button and holding the Ctrl key down while dragging copies the files and folders without a prompt.