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I have word docs on my desktop.  When I click to drag the doc into a folder on my desktop...it "copies" the file instead of "moving" it into the folder.  How do I stop this from happenning?  I  am new to all this 365 stuff.

 

Thanks bunches!

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I don't think thats related with O365 and it doesn't look like to be the default behavior. Are you sure you are not pressing CTRL while drag and drop?

These are the keys that control the default behavior:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\* and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects
DefaultDropEffect

Values:
0 or delete = default action
1 = Always copy
2 = Always move
4 = Always create shortcut
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It depends on the target. Within the same drive, it defaults to move. Between drives, it will be a copy operation. @Ricardo Viana gave you the steps to override this behavior above.

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You could also use the right-mouse button to click and drag.  Then, when you release, you'll be given the option to "move here", "copy here", etc.