Copy a file or folder

When you copy a file or folder, you are making a duplicate of the original item that you can then modify, delete, or store independently of the original.

  1. Open the location that contains the file or folder you want to copy.

  2. Right-click the file or folder you want to copy, and then click Copy.

  3. Open the location where you want to store the copy.

  4. Right-click within the location, and then click Paste.

The copy of the original file or folder appears in the new location.


  • You can also copy a file or folder by right-clicking the file or folder and dragging it to the new location. When you release the mouse button, click Copy Here.