Moving a file to another drive can be done through a variety of methods depending on the Operating System you are using. The most common method of moving a file between drives is to use the built-in File Explorer of your Operating System.
1. Open File Explorer by pressing the Windows + E keys on your keyboard.
2. Drag and drop the file you wish to move onto the new drive. Alternatively, right-click the file and select Copy or Cut.
3. Navigate to the new drive.
4. Right-click any empty space in the window and select Paste.
5. When the “Moving” dialog box appears, click the Move button to complete the process.
1. Open the Finder window.
2. Drag and drop the file you wish to move from its current location onto the new drive.
3. When the “Moving” dialog box appears, click the Move button to complete the process.
1. Open the Terminal.
2. Enter the command ‘mv
For example, if you wanted to move a file called ‘myfile.txt’ located in your home directory to the Documents folder on a different drive, you would enter the command ‘mv ~/myfile.txt /mnt/documents’.
Regardless of the Operating System, it is important to keep in mind all files should be in the same format when being moved between drives. Moving a file from an NTFS formatted drive to a FAT32 drive will require conversion of the file, which may cause some data loss. Additionally, if you are having difficulty performing the move due to permissions or other factors, you may need to open the File Explorer with administrative privileges. To do this, right-click the File Explorer shortcut and select ‘Run as administrator’.