How Do You Cut and Paste in Windows?


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To cut and paste in Windows, move the pointer of your mouse over the file or folder you want to cut, right-click on it, and then click Cut on the shortcut menu. Open the new location for the file or folder, right click on it, and then click Paste.

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To select multiple files on your computer, click once on one file to highlight it, press and hold down the Shift key on your keyboard, and then use the direction keys to select multiple files in a row or column. Right-click on the selected files, click Cut and then paste them into the new location. Click OK on the pop-up window to complete the transfer of files or folders.

To cut and paste a text on Windows, open the text in a word-editing program such as Microsoft Office Word, press and hold the left button of your mouse and then drag it over the text to highlight. Right-click on the highlighted text, click Cut and then click Paste in the new location. When you cut a text on Windows via a word-editing program such as Microsoft Office Word, the text disappears from the screen. When cutting a file or folder, the file or folder does not disappear from the screen until you click Paste on the new location.

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