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IrfanView

Rename, Copy, Move, or Delete the Current Image

SUMMARY: Perform file management duties on photos viewed inside IrfanView.

After loading an image in IrfanView, you may decide that:

* The image or photo's filename does not accurately represent the picture.

* The image should be copied to a different directory on your hard drive, or to an external device (i.e. hard drive) or external media (i.e. DVD-ROM).

* The image should be moved to a more appropriate directory.

* The image is no longer needed and should be removed.

Instead of having to start Windows Explorer, you can perform basic file management duties from within IrfanView. Just load an image and perform one of the following options as needed:

* Rename file: Choose "File" - "Rename File" or press F2. Give the file a new name, and extension (if necessary).

* Copy file: Choose "File" - "Copy File" or press F8. Click the "Active" radio button next to "1". Click the "Browse" button next to "1" and choose a destination directory, then click the "1" button underneath "Use directory".

* Move file: Choose "File" - "Move File" or press F7. Click the "Active" radio button next to "1". Click the "Browse" button next to "1" and choose a destination directory, then click the "1" button underneath "Use directory".

* Delete file: Choose "File" - "Delete File" or press the DEL key. You will be prompted to confirm your decision.

This tip was written for an older version of Irfanview, and instructions for the latest version may differ.

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