Windows offers a multitude of ways to copy and transfer files. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to copy or move files and folders on Windows 10.

Copy or move files and folders on Windows 10

To copy or move files and folders on Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Method #1

Open File Explorer and locate the files which you want to copy. Then click on the file and drag it to the location where you want to copy it as the following image is showing.

Method #2

Choose the files and then click the Home tab from the ribbon as the following image is showing.

Under the Home tab, click the Copy option to copy the selected files as highlighted in the above image. Then paste it to another location as the following image is showing.

Click the Home -> Paste option as highlighted in the above image. The copied files will be moved to the new location.

Copy files Using Command Prompt

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Command Prompt in the search box and then click the Command Prompt option as the following image is showing.

Type the following command into the Command Prompt screen.

copy "file name.ext" "full\path\to\destination\folder"

The file will be copied and you will get the following message on the screen.

You can also use the command Copy to simultaneously copy several files. Simply divide each file by comma, then define the destination folder as you would normally.

To move the file, use the following command.

move "file name.ext" "full\path\to\destination\folder"

The file will be moved and you will get the following message on the screen.

If you want to transfer some specific type of file, you can use the following syntax to move or transfer the files.

move *.ext "full\path\to\directory"

Conclusion

By following these procedures, you will be able to copy or move files and folders on Windows 10.

How to copy or move files and folders on Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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