How to Prevent Accidental “Copy Here” Clicks in Windows 10

Despite File Explorer not being the most advanced file manager out there, Windows was developed from the very beginning to offer effortless file management across the operating system.

So in addition to the basic operations that you can do in File Explorer, like copying, deleting, and moving files from one location to another, there are also hotkeys and other shortcuts that you can use to manage your data.

One of them can be invoked by selecting one or multiple files and then drag and drop + mouse right-click in the same folder or to a different location on the system.

Basically, this opens a file management context menu with just three different options: copy here, move here, and create shortcut.

In essence, these options are there to make moving and copying files easier because you just need to drag and drop the items to be transferred from one location to another. However, this apparently simple approach leads to other issues that so… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.