1.    06 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Cursor icon blocking view of folders during move


    This subject came up about 3 years ago in the Seven Folder when evaluating whether I should move my stable of 22 WinXP3 systems to Win 7. Never made the move since Win7, win8 and Win 8-1 seemed to be a downgrade from WinXP3.

    I have just installed Win 10 on a Dell Computer and the problem seems to be still present in w10 as well.

    The problem is that when I want to move or copy files or folders in Win 10, the cursor suddenly expands with a huge icon attached that, depending on what is being moved (or other criteria), blocks the view of the target folders in the receiving folder. It was stated that this could not be fixed in windows 7. It is now 3.5 years later and the problem seems to be resident in windows 10. Has anyone come up with a fix for this.

    In WinXP3, the cursor appended a mini-icon to the cursor reflecting a folder or (if present) an icon imbedded in the file, but the icon was no taller than the name of the file/folder being moved/copied. This large Icon is quite annoying.

    Does anyone know how to shrink the icon size so it behaves as it did in WinXP3, or better yet,get rid of the icon altogether?

    John Braden
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  2.    07 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Hi, I guess you mean rt click drag 'n drop?

    I've only ever seen the icon ('normal' size, semi transparent).

    Am wondering if you've consistently installed sthg thru those OS's that results in this.
    Did you do a clean install of Win 10, and was the problem present then?

    Otherwise, if you've found no fixes, check the same in
    a. Safe Mode
    b. a new user (for test purposes only)
    c. after a clean boot
    d. after disabling extensions with Shellexview (freeware).
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  3.    15 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Win 10 Pro

    Just upgraded to Win 10 myself and ran into the same issue. Going on the assumption that a picture is better than any number of words, I've attached a screen grab of the issue.

    In it, I'm attempting to move a file from one folder to another but when I do, a massive icon representing the type of file (in this case, .zip) pops up and obscures the destination.

    Hope this helps.
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  4.    15 May 2016 #4
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    Right click 'Copy To' 'Move To' is safer, rather than accidentally dropping items into the wrong folder.

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  5.    15 May 2016 #5
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    I see almost the same icon, except it's almost transparent, so I can see the text underneath it.

    So for you I'd say the question is 'why isn't it translucent?'

    The question about size has been asked from Win 7 onwards- no apparent solution... keep searching.. and send feedback to MS.

    e.g.
    'drag and drop icon size"
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  6.    16 May 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Right click 'Copy To' 'Move To' is safer, rather than accidentally dropping items into the wrong folder.

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    Of course that works, but it's extra clicks and defeats the R click function.

    Try this solution:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/drag-and-drop-large-icons/fe251b69-e95d-4a63-91f6-c0f541ceb2b6?auth=1Click image for larger version. 

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  7.    16 May 2016 #7
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    Hi, no effect on mine.. but the icon's translucent, so no big deal.

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  8.    16 May 2016 #8
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Win 10 Pro

    Tried All The Obvious Permutations - No Joy


    Tried unchecking the indicated option - no effect.
    Tried all the different optimization selections - no effect.

    I can't even get the translucent thing going (which would help a bit).


    Quote Originally Posted by msny View Post
    Of course that works, but it's extra clicks and defeats the R click function.

    Try this solution:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/drag-and-drop-large-icons/fe251b69-e95d-4a63-91f6-c0f541ceb2b6?auth=1Click image for larger version. 

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