Is there a way to drag files to folders without opening them (spring load)?

For example if i want to move a file from the current finder folder to one of the sidebar's folders but i don't want to see this "to" folder's content, but stay in the current folder's view.

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You can disable or lengthen the spring-loading delay in System Prefs > Accessibility > Mouse & Trackpad

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  • Thanks. I tried that but then it won't move the file...
    – user315338
    Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 9:14
  • Sure it does. I toggle this a lot; all it does is prevent the spring-load, nothing else.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 9:16
  • Oh, so i guess i have some kind of a problem, because files are not moved to folders...
    – user315338
    Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 9:30

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