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There are times when instead of scrolling vertically in file explorer I accidentally move a folder to within another folder. Great! It happens so quick I don't know which folder was moved and this means I just screwed up an application installation.

Is there a way to undo this operation? Or someway to disable moving of folders by default?

Using Windows 7.

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marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, 8088, TFM, Tog, Dave Feb 25 '13 at 11:37

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ALT to display menu then Edit -> Undo Move

Of course this only works if the Move was the last thing you did!

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I did a control-z but didn't see a visual cue so maybe it worked. Don't know what got moved and so don't know if folder got moved back! – Tony_Henrich Mar 20 '10 at 15:09
I'm asking this exact question: How do you know what got moved or undone?… – Syclone0044 Nov 6 '11 at 19:28

The Control+Z key usually does an undo.

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beat you to it :) – Shevek Mar 18 '10 at 17:18
yeah :) good going, +1 there. – nik Mar 18 '10 at 17:18

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