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#1 2017-08-27 01:15:59

XfceNemo
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Registered: 2017-08-27
Posts: 1

Drag-n-drop of a network file in Thunar copies it instead of moving it

Hi,

When I drag and drop a file/directory within a NAS Sharefolder, thunar copies it. For a large directory, that takes hours.
Also, at the end of the operation, thunar doesn't delete the original, so 2 copies will remain.

However, on a local ssd, thunar would move the file/directory as expected.

On a Windows/MacOS machine, drag-n-drop works fine;
On the same Linux machine, Nemo works well. And this behaviour only occurs with thunar.

Is this a bug or designed feature? If the latter, is there a way to change it?

Thank you very much!

Package: thunar  1.6.12-1
OS: Arch

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#2 2017-09-02 10:08:36

ToZ
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From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 4,857

Re: Drag-n-drop of a network file in Thunar copies it instead of moving it

I believe that is a designed feature. Move on the local file system and copy on remote systems.

You can always right-click drag and drop the folder at which point you will be prompted whether to copy or move.

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