Friday, 4 November 2011
Moving Files/Directories in WiFi File Explorer
Well, that has now changed with the latest update to the application. Now when you click the 'Create Copy' action next to a file (or a directory now as well) you will be given a popup dialog with contains the path to wear you want to create that copy. By default it gives the current directory, but you can specify any directory you like that you have permission to write to, or you can create a new directory by typing it into the dialog, again as long as you have permission to create it in that location. Then when you hit 'OK' it will copy the file/directory you have chosen, paste it in the location you specified and then reload the page into that pasted location ... hey presto - copy & paste!
So now you have two copies of that file/directory on your Android device. That may be exactly what you wanted, but what if you wanted something more akin to cut & paste? Simple; just go back to the location of the original file/directory and delete it!
There will be another update coming real soon that allows you to also use the 'Create Copy' action on multiple files/directories that have been selected using the check boxes to make it easier to move around files/directories in batch. In fact, by the time you read this it may even be already available!