Copy file from link pasted in start menu search?

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Copy file from link pasted in start menu search?

    If I paste a network file link into the start menu in Windows 7, I am able to copy the file onto my pc. How do I accomplish this in Windows 10?

    I can't drag and drop the file when I click on it and there is no menu options to do anything, that I see, to the file except for opening it?

    Thank you
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  2. Posts : 43,477
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, sorry, not quite sure what you mean.

    For example, here are some download links for Notepad++
    Download Notepad++ 7.5.9

    If I paste one of those links into the search field on the taskbar it opens Edge and starts the download.
    Here's the first:
    Notepad++ download starting...

    What exactly do you wish differently? And why not simply do the download using your browser?

    Or do you mean a link to a shared file on another machine?
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  3. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170

    1 Create a new shortcut and put this in its 'Location' field

    cmd.exe /k "xcopy d:\desktop\testfile.txt d:\desktop\target\"
    or, if they contain spaces,
    cmd.exe /k "xcopy "d:\desktop\test file.txt" "d:\desktop\tar get\""

    using your own source path & filename in place of d:\desktop\testfile.txt
    using your own destination path in place of d:\desktop\target\

    2 Once you have created the shortcut you can set its properties to run minimised if you want.

    3 The command I have provided will leave a console window open afterwards so you can check it is all working as expected. Once you have tested it and are happy with it, change the /k to /c and the shortcut will do its job then its console window will disappear.
    cmd.exe /c "xcopy d:\desktop\testfile.txt d:\desktop\target\"

    4 You can pin this shortcut to the Start menu.

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