Copying a file from one folder to another in Windows is a simple process that can be done via the File Explorer. The steps below will provide a detailed overview of how to do this.
1. Open the File Explorer
The first step towards copying a file from one folder to another is to open the File Explorer. This can be done by clicking on the folder icon located either on your desktop or in the taskbar.
2. Find the source file
Navigate to the folder where the file you want to copy is located. This can either be an existing folder on your device or an external storage device such as a USB flash drive or an external hard drive.
3. Select the file
Once you have located the file, select it by clicking on the file icon once. You can also select multiple files by holding down the Ctrl key while selecting each file.
4. Copy the file
Once the file(s) have been selected, you will need to copy them. This can be done by either right-clicking on the selected file(s) and selecting ‘Copy’ from the menu that appears, or by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + C.
5. Find the destination folder
Next, navigate to the folder where you want to paste the file(s). This folder should already exist on your device, or on an external storage device if you are copying the file(s) to that.
6. Paste the file
Once you have located the folder, paste the file(s) by either right-clicking and selecting ‘Paste’ from the menu that appears, or by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + V. This will move the file(s) from the source folder to the destination folder.
7. Check the file
Once you have copied the file(s) to the new folder, check to make sure that it has been copied correctly. Open the file in its new location to ensure that the contents of the file have been correctly transferred.
And that’s it! You have now successfully copied a file from one folder to another in Windows.