50. Copy and Move Files

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You can quickly copy or move files from location to location in the Nautilus window. Moving a file is particularly easy because Nautilus by default opens multiple windows for opened folders, allowing you to drag a file or files to a new location as needed.

Before You Begin

14 About File Commands

15 Use File Commands

46 Use Nautilus to Manage Folders

47 Browse and Open Files

48 Find Files

49 Delete Files

Open Folder Containing File

In the Nautilus window locate the folder that contains the file or files, you want to copy. Then open the folder.

Copy File

Right-click on the file you want to copy and select Copy File.


To copy multiple files, select the files by using the mouse to draw a frame around the files that you want to select. If you want to select all the files in a particular folder, choose Select All Files from the Nautilus menu. Then select Edit, Copy Files to copy the selected files. You can also use the shortcut key Ctrl+C to copy a file or selected files.

Paste File

Navigate to the folder that you will copy the file into. Select the Edit, Paste Files from the menu.

Drag File to New Location

To move a file, open the source folder and the destination folder on the desktop. Drag the file (or selected files) to the destination folder.


If you don't like dragging files from folder to folder, select Edit, Cut from the menu and then paste the file or files into the destination folder.

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    Novell Linux Desktop 9. User's Handbook
    Novell Linux Desktop 9 Users Handbook
    ISBN: 0672327295
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2003
    Pages: 244
    Authors: Joe Habraken

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