Attention Windows PC users: Have you ever wanted to move one of your documents to a folder without all the hassle of double-clicking from one folder to another? It turns out that your Windows operating system has a couple of secret actions that will make your computing experience much easier.
Follow these steps to master file management on your Windows desktop:
Find the file – or files – that you want to move.*
Hold down the “Shift” key on your keyboard and “right-click” the file with your mouse.
Highlight the “Send to” option. Normally, there will be a set number of items on the list that are available (pictured in Figure A). By holding down the “Shift” key, more items will be listed in the menu (pictured in Figure B).
Select the folder or location where you want your document moved.
Windows users also have the capability of customizing the list in the “Send to” menu.
Open your computer’s “libraries application.”
Click on the “locations bar” on the top. Clear the field by deleting the text, and then type: “shell:sendto” in the bar. Press enter when you are done.
Your computer’s default “Send to” list will appear. You may now “click and drag” folders into the list to add items that you want into the “Send to” menu. Vice versa, you may remove items from this list by “dragging” them out of the menu.**
With your newly customized “Send to” list, moving files around your computer will now take less time, allowing you to spend more time with your clients.
* To select multiple files in your folders, hold down the “Ctrl” key on your keyboard and manually click each file that you want select.
** You may create a new folder in the “Send to” list mentioned in step #7 by right-clicking the white space, highlight “new,” and then select “folder.”