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File Clips

Postby johnturnbull » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:02 am

When you copy a file in File Explorer, The file does not go to the clipboard like text or graphics. All that goes to the clipboard is the location of the file. When you paste the file, File Explorer retrieves the files location from the clipboard, goes to that location and copies the file from there to the folder you pasted into.

There are very few reasons to keep file clips in Spartan other than as a list if file names. For that reason, Spartan ships with file pasting turned off. If you wish to paste files from Spartan, you can turn file pasting on in Options(General) here...

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If you do this, remember...
1. Only the file location is in Spartan, NOT the file itself.
2. If you delete the file, Spartan cannot paste it back.
3. If you copy a file then modify it, pasting it from a Spartan clip will paste the new version even if you made the Spartan clip before modifying the file.
 

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