Topic "Drag n Drop copying between remote directories"

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shef

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How do I copy files from one remote directory to another using drag and drop? When I do a simple drag, the system wants to move the file, not copy it. In Windows the trick is to hold down the Ctrl key when dragging, but that doesn't work. I'm using the Explorer interface.

By the way, the new directory tree feature is really, really useful. Thanks.
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martin
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I should work. Please tell me:
- what interface are you using (Norton Commander vs. Explorer)
- what version of WinSCP
- do I understand right that you are dragging within once instance of WinSCP from remote directory to another remote directory?
- where are you dragging from (file panel, tree)?
- where are you dragging to (file panel, tree, other instance of WinSCP)?
- what mode of drag&drop are you using (see Drag&Drop tab of Preferences dialog)
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Martin Prikryl
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I should work. Please tell me:
- what interface are you using (Norton Commander vs. Explorer)

Explorer

- what version of WinSCP

3.6.7 on Win XP

- do I understand right that you are dragging within once instance of WinSCP from remote directory to another remote directory?
- where are you dragging from (file panel, tree)?
- where are you dragging to (file panel, tree, other instance of WinSCP)?

I'm dragging from the file panel to the tree within the same instance of WinSCP. When I drag, I see a small gray box icon, and then I get a dialog box that says "Move file 'myfile.txt'to remote directory". There is no option to copy. This behavior is the same, even if I hold down the Ctrl key.

- what mode of drag&drop are you using (see Drag&Drop tab of Preferences dialog)

Use shell extension is selected. The behavior is the same whether the "Allow remove moving from remote directory to other applications" is checked.
martin
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Thanks for info. I'll test it today myself and I'll get back to you soon.
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Quote:
3.6.7 on Win XP

I haven't noticed it before: 3.6.7 does not allow to duplicate remote files. The feature was introduced in 3.6.8.
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