How to Copy and Paste Music

by Ian Moore

The copy and paste function is a useful tool to move text and other kinds of media from one location to another. Every now and then your music library needs to have some spring cleaning of its own. One way to organize your music folder's contents is by copying and pasting the files into different folders or to another location on your computer. Copying and pasting is one of the most basic functions of a computer, so learning this technique will be easy.

How to Copy and Paste Music

Step 1

Locate your music files. Type the name of the music file into the search bar of the "Start" menu if you are unable to find your files.

Step 2

Right click on the file. Select "Copy." Clicking on the file and pressing the "Ctrl-C" hot key will also accomplish the same task.

Step 3

Choose where you want to paste your file. Make sure that you choose a location that is easy to remember, and you will not forget where you moved it to.

Right-click on the area that you want to paste the file and select "Paste." Clicking the "Ctrl-V" hot key will also accomplish this task.


  • Right-click on the folder and select "Copy" and then "Paste" to move all of the folder's contents. Click on one file and hold onto the "Ctrl" button while clicking on additional files to copy and paste multiple files at once.

About the Author

Ian Moore is a student pursuing an associate degree in music and holds a bachelor's degree in English. Moore has been a writer for more than 10 years. He holds a TESOL certification and has taught English abroad. Moore has published work for Transitions Abroad.

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