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The Windows Explorer shows a list of files in the current dir. I want to drop one file more. Yet, all my files are executable and launched with dropped file as argument instead of move/copy/shortcut appearing. I understand that this inconvenience was done for my convenience. How do I workaround it? Where is the white space?

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Can you rephrase that question? – M.Bennett Apr 28 '13 at 17:54
"When I drop a file directly onto a program, it opens the file in that program" -- then don't do that. Drop the file in the empty space. – psusi Apr 28 '13 at 18:04
My question is "WHERE IS THE EMPTY SPACE?"!!! – Val Apr 28 '13 at 18:12
Empty space means the space below the list of files. If the file-list is full and all files are executable, you may find it difficult to find empty space to drop the additional file. In that case, drop it into the target folder in the folder-list on the left side of Windows Explorer. – Kevin Fegan Apr 28 '13 at 18:15
Option 1: Keyboard shortcuts: Cut = Ctrl + X or Copy = Ctrl + C and paste = Ctrl + V; Option 2: Depending on what view your are in in Windows Explorer, usually to the far right side you can drop it and it's considered "white space". – nerdwaller Apr 28 '13 at 18:16
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  1. You can either drop the file into the empty space at the bottom of the explorer window (where the properties are shown) or,
  2. You can drag it to the preferred folder in the folder list on the left hand side. Cool Tip: You can actually right-click on an empty space in the folder list area and select "expand to current folder" instead of navigating to it using those little arrows


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How can I find the empty space in the folder list? Actually I want to disable this "cool tip" because I hate my folders view jumping unnecessarily. – Val Jun 2 '13 at 15:03
@Val The empty space in the folder list is in between the folder groups, for example: in the above picture, empty space would be above and below Homegroup or parallel to the no.2 where i've right clicked. As for disabling the folders expanding, i googled around a bit but couldn't find anything, maybe you should uncheck "Expand to current folder" in the context menu above. – Cybertox Jun 3 '13 at 7:20
Your "cool feature" seems impossible to disable… – Val Jun 3 '13 at 7:47

A good workaround would be to use keyboard shortcuts instead of DnD.

More appropriate answers are: find the space at the far right or target title bar on the top or status/properties at the bottom.

The answers were extracted from the comments.

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