Windows 10: Issues Moving Files From/To Folders

  1.    14 Dec 2016 #1

    Issues Moving Files From/To Folders

    The issue is when trying to move a file or group of files from one folder to another, like dragging and dropping files, one of the files will open in its respective application, leading to failure of moving files. At first I suspected the files were set to open with one click, but that's not the case. I've tried going slow, but it seems like when a file's icon is highlighted, even after a long pause, the file will open when clicking on it once more. Some examples would be when organizing photos or documents and moving files into different folders, groups of photos or documents are selected to move and when attempting to drag and drop the files to another location, one of the files will open in photo viewer, or Word or Acrobat. It's very frustrating and I don't recall moving files with previous versions of Windows to be this frustrating. Thank you.
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  2.    14 Dec 2016 #2

    Does this problem also happen when you do the copy and paste operation?
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  3.    15 Dec 2016 #3

    No, copy and pasting are fine.
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    Windows 10, Mageia Linux 6, FreeNAS, Zentynal
       15 Dec 2016 #4

    Um..this may sound goofy, however, the exact same thing happened to me and it was pissing me off until I realized that (believe it or not) my left mouse button was messed up....(switch wise). I just replaced the mouse and all was well.

    Probably not your issue, however, just FYI


    Also...I noticed that when dragging and dropping, they would get hung up going from one folder in explorer to another and some would open up. I noticed that I had my left hand column within explorer expanded to show my network shares and when those other PC's were off, I always seemed to drag the folder/files directly over one of those network shares and it would hang until it timed out and I would have to start over.
    Last edited by N9NU; 15 Dec 2016 at 15:47. Reason: Add. Info
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  5.    17 Dec 2016 #5

    I will try with new mouse and report back. Thank you.
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  6.    22 Dec 2016 #6

    New mouse seems to have done the trick. Thank you for helping me out.
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