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Thread: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

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    sf Guest

    Default sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)


    I'm using word 2010, but I don't think that matters. I just
    discovered I filed a recipe doc in the wrong subfolder. I can fix it
    the long way, open > save to the correct folder > delete the doc in
    the wrong folder; but I used to be able to drag and drop between
    folders easily (3.1 & xp). How do I find the tree view I can drag and
    drop in with w7?

    TIA

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

  2. #2
    Brian Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

    On Fri, 04 Nov 2011 14:34:29 -0700, sf wrote:

    > I'm using word 2010, but I don't think that matters. I just discovered
    > I filed a recipe doc in the wrong subfolder. I can fix it the long way,
    > open > save to the correct folder > delete the doc in the wrong folder;
    > but I used to be able to drag and drop between folders easily (3.1 &
    > xp). How do I find the tree view I can drag and drop in with w7?
    >
    > TIA


    I have access to a machine with windows 7, so I did some experimenting,
    and the functionality is the same as it always has been. The difference
    is that instead of nice big "+" and "-" signs denoting the tree structure
    in the tree pane (the leftmost one in Explorer), there are itty bitty
    arrows, and they only show up when the mouse is over the pane. The lines
    that used to denote the tree structure in Windows XP and earlier are not
    there either.

    Other than that, it is the same. Open "documents," then click the arrows
    to show the appropriate directories in the tree structure, make sure the
    directory that the file is in is highlighted, so that the file is in the
    details pane (the middle pane in Explorer), then just select and drag it
    to the approppriate folder.

    Brian Christiansen

  3. #3
    sf Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

    On Fri, 4 Nov 2011 22:42:56 +0000 (UTC), Brian
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Fri, 04 Nov 2011 14:34:29 -0700, sf wrote:
    >
    > > I'm using word 2010, but I don't think that matters. I just discovered
    > > I filed a recipe doc in the wrong subfolder. I can fix it the long way,
    > > open > save to the correct folder > delete the doc in the wrong folder;
    > > but I used to be able to drag and drop between folders easily (3.1 &
    > > xp). How do I find the tree view I can drag and drop in with w7?
    > >
    > > TIA

    >
    > I have access to a machine with windows 7, so I did some experimenting,
    > and the functionality is the same as it always has been. The difference
    > is that instead of nice big "+" and "-" signs denoting the tree structure
    > in the tree pane (the leftmost one in Explorer), there are itty bitty
    > arrows, and they only show up when the mouse is over the pane. The lines
    > that used to denote the tree structure in Windows XP and earlier are not
    > there either.
    >
    > Other than that, it is the same. Open "documents," then click the arrows
    > to show the appropriate directories in the tree structure, make sure the
    > directory that the file is in is highlighted, so that the file is in the
    > details pane (the middle pane in Explorer), then just select and drag it
    > to the approppriate folder.
    >

    Thanks, Brian. I didn't see what you were talking about so I went to
    Folder Options, put a check in the box "expand to current folder" and
    that did the trick.

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

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    Brian Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

    On Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:56:41 -0700, sf wrote:


    > Thanks, Brian. I didn't see what you were talking about so I went to
    > Folder Options, put a check in the box "expand to current folder" and
    > that did the trick.


    Glad you got it to work.

    Brian Christiansen

  5. #5
    sf Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

    On Fri, 4 Nov 2011 23:06:04 +0000 (UTC), Brian
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:56:41 -0700, sf wrote:
    >
    >
    > > Thanks, Brian. I didn't see what you were talking about so I went to
    > > Folder Options, put a check in the box "expand to current folder" and
    > > that did the trick.

    >
    > Glad you got it to work.
    >

    So am I - LOL. I was getting a little frustrated. Thanks for
    helping.

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 4 Nov 2011 23:06:04 +0000 (UTC), Brian wrote:
    >
    >> On Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:56:41 -0700, sf wrote:
    >>
    >>> Thanks, Brian. I didn't see what you were talking about so I went to
    >>> Folder Options, put a check in the box "expand to current folder" and
    >>> that did the trick.

    >>
    >> Glad you got it to work.

    >
    > Holy ****!!! She figured out one of the dozen ways to dot it on her
    > own?
    >
    > Wonders never cease.


    I don't know. The way she explained it sounded rather complicated. I have
    never had trouble moving a folder.



  7. #7
    sf Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

    On Fri, 4 Nov 2011 16:47:32 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > On Fri, 4 Nov 2011 23:06:04 +0000 (UTC), Brian wrote:
    > >
    > >> On Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:56:41 -0700, sf wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> Thanks, Brian. I didn't see what you were talking about so I went to
    > >>> Folder Options, put a check in the box "expand to current folder" and
    > >>> that did the trick.
    > >>
    > >> Glad you got it to work.

    > >
    > > Holy ****!!! She figured out one of the dozen ways to dot it on her
    > > own?
    > >
    > > Wonders never cease.


    Steve can't help being such a f*cked up jerk. He was dropped on his
    head as a baby and never outgrew his infantile stage.
    >
    > I don't know. The way she explained it sounded rather complicated. I have
    > never had trouble moving a folder.
    >

    Going to the Folder Options and checking a box is complicated?

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

  8. #8
    Brian Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

    On Fri, 04 Nov 2011 17:09:05 -0700, sf wrote:


    >> I don't know. The way she explained it sounded rather complicated. I
    >> have never had trouble moving a folder.
    >>

    > Going to the Folder Options and checking a box is complicated?


    I think she means the way I explained it. Except for the tree pane
    looking a little different, it "works" the same way as in any previous
    version of windows, and:

    1. Make sure both directories show up in the tree pane.

    2. Select the directory where the file currently is so that the file
    shows up in the details pane.

    3. Click and drag it to the directory where you want it.

    Exactly the same thing you (or at least I) would do in XP. Also exactly
    the exact same thing I would do in Linux. The only difrference is that
    the tree and details panes look a bit different.

    Brian Christiansen


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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

    Steve wrote:

    > You a ****ing *teacher* forchristsake.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74YLwinLT7M

    "Not any more."
    --Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau


    Bob



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    sf Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

    On Fri, 4 Nov 2011 20:20:24 -0700, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    > Steve wrote:
    >
    > > You a ****ing *teacher* forchristsake.

    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74YLwinLT7M
    >
    > "Not any more."
    > --Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau
    >

    Steve is a brainless twit. I don't care what he can manage to think
    with the few neurons he has to work with.

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

  11. #11
    Brian Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

    On Fri, 04 Nov 2011 21:22:00 -0700, sf wrote:

    > Steve is a brainless twit. I don't care what he can manage to think
    > with the few neurons he has to work with.


    Let's see. Steve (I assume you mean sqwertz) saws that you are stupid for
    having a legitimate question (incidentally, I think you were just a bit
    frustrated and would have figured out how to do what you needed given a
    bit of time).

    He says I a stupid for knowing how to do this, or trying to help you with
    it, or something, I don't know. I guess us stupid people need to stick
    together and help each other, and feel blessed that all-knowing gods like
    him even lower themselves to even talk to us (whatever the heck the
    smiley face is to denote sarcasm)

    Brian Christiansen


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    Anonymous Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

    On Sat, 5 Nov 2011 04:36:39 +0000 (UTC), Brian wrote:

    > On Fri, 04 Nov 2011 21:22:00 -0700, sf wrote:
    >
    >> Steve is a brainless twit. I don't care what he can manage to think
    >> with the few neurons he has to work with.

    >
    > Let's see. Steve (I assume you mean sqwertz) saws that you are stupid for
    > having a legitimate question (incidentally, I think you were just a bit
    > frustrated and would have figured out how to do what you needed given a
    > bit of time).
    >
    > He says I a stupid for knowing how to do this, or trying to help you with
    > it, or something, I don't know.


    No, I think you're stupid for somehow extrapolating that I said "You
    are stupid" from what I said, which I didn't. Now THAT is genuinely
    stupid. As well as a total lie.

    And Barabra, I apparently know much more about simple
    Windows/Microsoft SW operations than you, yet that makes *me* stupid?
    So you are somehow smarter than I by knowing _less_? That's quite a
    statement, and just proves your stupidity even more. Thank you for
    drilling home the point. I couldn't have done it better myself.

    -sw

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > I'm using word 2010, but I don't think that matters. I just
    > discovered I filed a recipe doc in the wrong subfolder. I can fix it
    > the long way, open > save to the correct folder > delete the doc in
    > the wrong folder; but I used to be able to drag and drop between
    > folders easily (3.1 & xp). How do I find the tree view I can drag and
    > drop in with w7?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > --
    > All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.



    Click and drag. It's really not that difficult

    Jill


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    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

    On Sat, 5 Nov 2011 15:43:19 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >>
    >> I'm using word 2010, but I don't think that matters. I just
    >> discovered I filed a recipe doc in the wrong subfolder. I can fix it
    >> the long way, open > save to the correct folder > delete the doc in
    >> the wrong folder; but I used to be able to drag and drop between
    >> folders easily (3.1 & xp). How do I find the tree view I can drag and
    >> drop in with w7?
    >>
    >> TIA
    >>
    >> --
    >> All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

    >
    >
    >Click and drag. It's really not that difficult
    >
    >Jill


    ?????

  15. #15
    Brian Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

    On Sat, 05 Nov 2011 11:21:03 -0500, Anonymous wrote:

    > No, I think you're stupid for somehow extrapolating that I said "You are
    > stupid" from what I said, which I didn't. Now THAT is genuinely stupid.
    > As well as a total lie.
    >

    This: "This guy is a asshole/troll." is a very hard statement to
    misinterpret - if it somehow means something other than you think I am
    stupid, please explain. If it was not a statement you made, there is a
    total moron/creep posting using your name and signature. This statement
    at the very least means that you think that there is "something wrong"
    with my trying to help: "Don't bother us with your schooling here."

    Brian Christiansen


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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)


    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 5 Nov 2011 15:43:19 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected] ..
    >>>
    >>> I'm using word 2010, but I don't think that matters. I just
    >>> discovered I filed a recipe doc in the wrong subfolder. I can fix it
    >>> the long way, open > save to the correct folder > delete the doc in
    >>> the wrong folder; but I used to be able to drag and drop between
    >>> folders easily (3.1 & xp). How do I find the tree view I can drag and
    >>> drop in with w7?
    >>>
    >>> TIA
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

    >>
    >>
    >>Click and drag. It's really not that difficult
    >>
    >>Jill

    >
    > ?????


    How about copy/paste? I can't tell the OP how to find the "tree view"; I
    can't see their computer. There should be a help button somewhere along the
    toolbar to help them expand the tree.

    Jill


  17. #17
    sf Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

    On Sat, 5 Nov 2011 15:43:19 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    > Click and drag. It's really not that difficult


    Apparently you missed the problem. There was no place to drag it to,
    no tree appeared. Glad to hear yours was set up properly right out of
    the box. I'm still finding little things that need to be changed.

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sat, 5 Nov 2011 15:43:19 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>


    >> Click and drag. It's really not that difficult


    >Apparently you missed the problem. There was no place to drag it to,
    >no tree appeared. Glad to hear yours was set up properly right out of
    >the box. I'm still finding little things that need to be changed.


    So, is there something in Windows 7 that is analogous to "Windows
    Explorer" in XP or earlier?

    And if so, can you open two of these, and then drag/drop?

    I'm not familiar with Windows 7, but I'd be surprised if MS decided
    to totally eliminate such a commonplace operation.

    Steve

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    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

    On Sat, 5 Nov 2011 19:00:25 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> On Sat, 5 Nov 2011 15:43:19 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>"sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>news:[email protected] ...
    >>>>
    >>>> I'm using word 2010, but I don't think that matters. I just
    >>>> discovered I filed a recipe doc in the wrong subfolder. I can fix it
    >>>> the long way, open > save to the correct folder > delete the doc in
    >>>> the wrong folder; but I used to be able to drag and drop between
    >>>> folders easily (3.1 & xp). How do I find the tree view I can drag and
    >>>> drop in with w7?
    >>>>
    >>>> TIA
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Click and drag. It's really not that difficult
    >>>
    >>>Jill

    >>
    >> ?????

    >
    >How about copy/paste? I can't tell the OP how to find the "tree view"; I
    >can't see their computer. There should be a help button somewhere along the
    >toolbar to help them expand the tree.
    >
    >Jill

    But that is the issue. She and I both know how to click and drag. You
    just got to have something to drag to. That means you need the tree
    and I can't see it either.
    Janet US

  20. #20
    sf Guest

    Default Re: sorta OT: need help with w7 (recipe files/folders)

    On Sat, 05 Nov 2011 17:27:49 -0600, Janet Bostwick
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > But that is the issue. She and I both know how to click and drag. You
    > just got to have something to drag to. That means you need the tree
    > and I can't see it either.


    Here's what to do. Enter Folder Options in the search bar that you
    get when you click the Start button. Open it. General Tab >
    Navigation pane > put a check in "Automatically expand to current
    folder". Email me if you have any problems. We don't want little
    stevie wartz to bust a gusset over this.

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

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