Drag & Drop Moves Instead of Copies

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Drag & Drop Moves Instead of Copies

While dragging and dropping resources between directories in an FTP site should cause those resources to move, dragging from an FTP site to a local directory should cause those resources to be copied instead. This would be consistent with both Mac OS and Windows. My team has often inadvertently removed files from our FTP sites by dragging them onto their desktop.

Additionally, having the ability to right-click drag like in Windows would be most welcome. In that way, a user may explicitly define whether those resources should be moved or copied as a result of the drag-and-drop operation by selecting an option from the right-click context menu.

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Micah

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Re: Drag & Drop Moves Instead of Copies

micchickenburger wrote:

While dragging and dropping resources between directories in an FTP site should cause those resources to move, dragging from an FTP site to a local directory should cause those resources to be copied instead. This would be consistent with both Mac OS and Windows. My team has often inadvertently removed files from our FTP sites by dragging them onto their desktop.
Please read FAQ:
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Additionally, having the ability to right-click drag like in Windows would be most welcome. In that way, a user may explicitly define whether those resources should be moved or copied as a result of the drag-and-drop operation by selecting an option from the right-click context menu.
Right-click drag is always supported, when dragging between WinSCP panels. When dragging to Windows Explorer, it is supported when WinSCP drag&drop shell extension is installed/enabled:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/dragext

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Re: Drag & Drop Moves Instead of Copies

Since 5.14, it is always possible to use drag&drop to move remote files to external applications, while copy is always the default operation.

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testing 2 versions of WinSCP: 5.9.6 and 5.17.2 on Windows 10, both portable versions:

within 5.9.6 I have in menu options/preferences/transfer/drag&drop deselected "Allow moving from remote directory to other applications" (I know, it should not be related, just to be sure)
when drag&drop to other windows file explorer window, it gets copied
when drag&drop to other WinSCP panel, it gets copied (by default)

within 5.17.2
when drag&drop to other windows file explorer window, it gets copied
when drag&drop to other WinSCP panel, it gets moved (by default)

how can I set copying as default actions for drag&drop actions between panels in version 5.17? I know, I can drag&drop using rightclick and choose but it's impractical and prone to losing files :-(
thanks, Pavel

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pavel411 wrote:

testing 2 versions of WinSCP: 5.9.6 and 5.17.2 on Windows 10, both portable versions:
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Thanks for your report.
What exactly do you mean by "other WinSCP panel"? Do you mean the other panel in the same WinSCP window? Or panel in another WinSCP window?

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martin wrote:

pavel411 wrote:

testing 2 versions of WinSCP: 5.9.6 and 5.17.2 on Windows 10, both portable versions:
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Thanks for your report.
What exactly do you mean by "other WinSCP panel"? Do you mean the other panel in the same WinSCP window? Or panel in another WinSCP window?

thanks a lot, I mean other panel in the same WinSCP window

ad version 5.17.4 - I wanted to test it but found only version 5.17.3 for download...

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Can you send me an email, so I can send you back a development version of WinSCP for testing? Please include a link back to this topic in your email. Also note in this topic that you have sent the email. Thanks.

You will find my address (if you log in) in my forum profile.

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martin wrote:

Can you send me an email, so I can send you back a development version of WinSCP for testing? Please include a link back to this topic in your email. Also note in this topic that you have sent the email. Thanks.

You will find my address (if you log in) in my forum profile.

thanks a lot for beta version, just to confirm also here that it works and issue has been resolved (in ver 5.17.4)

thanks a lot and have a nice day

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