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Moves files or folders from one drive or folder to another. Similar to COPY, except that MOVE deletes the source file.


Type MOVE followed by a switch, if desired, then the source folder or file name, and then the destination folder or file name. If moving more than one file, the destination must be a folder.


/y: Normally, you would be prompted to confirm if you want to overwrite an existing destination file or folder of the same name; /y turns off this prompt. It is not necessary to use unless there actually is such a destination file or folder and you want to suppress the prompt.

/-y: Turns on the prompt to confirm that you want to overwrite a destination file or folder of the same name, if present.


  • MOVE will not move encrypted files or folders to a drive that doesn't support the Encrypting File System (EFS). EFS is supported on NTFS drives in 2000, XP, or Windows Server 2003 only. Non-upgraded NTFS drives on systems that were upgraded from Windows NT do not support EFS, but that scenario is rare. To move these files, decrypt them first.

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PC Repair and Maintenance(c) A Practical Guide
PC Repair and Maintenance: A Practical Guide (Charles River Media Networking/Security)
ISBN: 1584502665
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 175 © 2008-2017.
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