Prevent Vista From Accidentally Creating Duplicates when Copying Files
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Have you ever been selecting a group of files to copy in Windows Explorer by holding down the Ctrl key then all of a sudden you find a bunch of duplicate files sitting in your folder. What happened you ask. Well this happens because you moved your mouse when you clicked on a file and Windows assumed you dragged the files and wanted to copy them. Now after you delete all those duplicates here’s a way to prevent it from happening again.
This tip will require a registry edit so it’s best to create a system restore point first to back it up.
- Click the Start Orb and type Regedit in the search box.
- Click Regedit.exe at the top of the search results under programs.
- If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
- Navigate to the following key.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop
- When you click Desktop you will see many entries in the right pane, the ones you will edit are DragHeight and DragWidth.
- Double click DragHeight and set the value to 15 then do the same for DragWidth.
- You may need to experiment with these settings to suit style.
- Close the Regedit and your all set. Happy copying.
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