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Problem moving folders - this is a bug!

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Old 09-16-2007
Wyndham
 

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Problem moving folders - this is a bug!
There is a problem moving folders where the folder already exists at the
destination, and you have to do it twice.

Please consider the following steps.
1. Open Windows Explorer (e.g. the Start Menu)
2. Move a folder to another folder (e.g. PaintShop Pro to Graphics folder) -
Note that in this example there is an existing sub folder inside Graphics
called PaintShop Pro
3. Windows Vista displays message saying folder already exists and you have
to click OK to continue
4. Windows Vista then displays a message asking whether you want to replace
the files in the folder (etc) with the option to click a check box to do this
for the other conflicts - click on the replace option
5. Windows moves the files (i.e. using this example, the ones in the
PaintShop Pro folder) BUT does not move the PaintShop Pro folder
6. You now have to move the (now empty) folder to the same destination -
this time the folder moves
Note that User Account Control is switched off which is why I haven't
mentioned the UAC messages that would otherwise also have been displayed.

I consider this a bug. If you select to move a folder and the files
contained in it, you shouldn't have to do it twice.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Old 09-19-2007
Mtv___
 

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RE: Problem moving folders - this is a bug!
I have the exact same problem in Windows Vista Enterprise.

Furthermore, Sometimes it stops in the middle of the move process without
moving all the files and/or folders and it's still taking too long to move
the files even after the Vista update.

"Wyndham" wrote:

> There is a problem moving folders where the folder already exists at the
> destination, and you have to do it twice.
>
> Please consider the following steps.
> 1. Open Windows Explorer (e.g. the Start Menu)
> 2. Move a folder to another folder (e.g. PaintShop Pro to Graphics folder) -
> Note that in this example there is an existing sub folder inside Graphics
> called PaintShop Pro
> 3. Windows Vista displays message saying folder already exists and you have
> to click OK to continue
> 4. Windows Vista then displays a message asking whether you want to replace
> the files in the folder (etc) with the option to click a check box to do this
> for the other conflicts - click on the replace option
> 5. Windows moves the files (i.e. using this example, the ones in the
> PaintShop Pro folder) BUT does not move the PaintShop Pro folder
> 6. You now have to move the (now empty) folder to the same destination -
> this time the folder moves
> Note that User Account Control is switched off which is why I haven't
> mentioned the UAC messages that would otherwise also have been displayed.
>
> I consider this a bug. If you select to move a folder and the files
> contained in it, you shouldn't have to do it twice.
>
> Any thoughts or suggestions?
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com... e_management

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Old 09-20-2007
John
 

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Re: Problem moving folders - this is a bug!
Is the question "Should the folder and its contents be moved into a folder
of the same name, or should Vista recognize that it is the same name and
assume that the user only wants to move the contents and not the folder
itself"?

John

"Wyndham" <Wyndham@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C0E4EDC1-6D4D-41D0-A83E-9D7B7C70D427@microsoft.com...
> There is a problem moving folders where the folder already exists at the
> destination, and you have to do it twice.
>
> Please consider the following steps.
> 1. Open Windows Explorer (e.g. the Start Menu)
> 2. Move a folder to another folder (e.g. PaintShop Pro to Graphics
> folder) -
> Note that in this example there is an existing sub folder inside Graphics
> called PaintShop Pro
> 3. Windows Vista displays message saying folder already exists and you
> have
> to click OK to continue
> 4. Windows Vista then displays a message asking whether you want to
> replace
> the files in the folder (etc) with the option to click a check box to do
> this
> for the other conflicts - click on the replace option
> 5. Windows moves the files (i.e. using this example, the ones in the
> PaintShop Pro folder) BUT does not move the PaintShop Pro folder
> 6. You now have to move the (now empty) folder to the same destination -
> this time the folder moves
> Note that User Account Control is switched off which is why I haven't
> mentioned the UAC messages that would otherwise also have been displayed.
>
> I consider this a bug. If you select to move a folder and the files
> contained in it, you shouldn't have to do it twice.
>
> Any thoughts or suggestions?
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
> this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com... e_management


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Old 09-20-2007
Wyndham
 

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Re: Problem moving folders - this is a bug!
Good question. For me, if I try to move a folder to a destination that
already contains the folder with the same name that I want to merge both the
folder and it's contents.

Interestingly, Vista offers an additional option to merge the source folder
if this folder is at the same level as the target.

Please consider the following:

1) Start Menu/DivX to Start Menu/Development Tools/DivX

2) Start Menu/Development Tools/DivX to Start Menu/Graphics/DivX

In example 1 you get the scenario outlined below. In example 2, Vista offers
an additional option (message) after moving the files, to merge the folder
(DivX) - BUT, it stil leaves the now empty folder in it's original location.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"John" wrote:

> Is the question "Should the folder and its contents be moved into a folder
> of the same name, or should Vista recognize that it is the same name and
> assume that the user only wants to move the contents and not the folder
> itself"?
>
> John
>
> "Wyndham" <Wyndham@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C0E4EDC1-6D4D-41D0-A83E-9D7B7C70D427@microsoft.com...
> > There is a problem moving folders where the folder already exists at the
> > destination, and you have to do it twice.
> >
> > Please consider the following steps.
> > 1. Open Windows Explorer (e.g. the Start Menu)
> > 2. Move a folder to another folder (e.g. PaintShop Pro to Graphics
> > folder) -
> > Note that in this example there is an existing sub folder inside Graphics
> > called PaintShop Pro
> > 3. Windows Vista displays message saying folder already exists and you
> > have
> > to click OK to continue
> > 4. Windows Vista then displays a message asking whether you want to
> > replace
> > the files in the folder (etc) with the option to click a check box to do
> > this
> > for the other conflicts - click on the replace option
> > 5. Windows moves the files (i.e. using this example, the ones in the
> > PaintShop Pro folder) BUT does not move the PaintShop Pro folder
> > 6. You now have to move the (now empty) folder to the same destination -
> > this time the folder moves
> > Note that User Account Control is switched off which is why I haven't
> > mentioned the UAC messages that would otherwise also have been displayed.
> >
> > I consider this a bug. If you select to move a folder and the files
> > contained in it, you shouldn't have to do it twice.
> >
> > Any thoughts or suggestions?
> >
> > ----------------
> > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
> > this
> > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
> >
> > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com... e_management

>
>

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