How to Transfer a PDF to a Desktop to Print and File

By Tiesha Whatley

Many times when you save or convert a file to a PDF document, Windows saves it to your image or pictures folder. You can also select the location you want to save the document to for later viewing. Moving the file to the desktop is an easy way to access the file to print it or file it later in another location. There are several ways to do this.

Step 1

Navigate to the location of the PDF document and right-click on it. Click on "cut". Go to the desktop and right-click. Click on "paste". This will remove the document from its previous location to the desktop.

Step 2

Open the folder containing the PDF file and minimize the window, so that you can see part of the window and desktop. Click on the file to highlight it. Click and drag the document to the desktop. The document will be transferred to the desktop.

Step 3

Open Windows Explorer. Right-click on "start" button and then "explore". Or, you can click on "start", "all programs", "accessories", then "Windows Explorer". Navigate to the document, so that it is showing in the right-hand pane. Click and drag the document to the desktop folder listed in the left-hand pane. The document will be moved to the desktop.

Step 4

Open the document. Click on "file", then "save a copy" or "save as". When the "save" dialog box appears, navigate to the desktop as the chosen location where you want to save the file. Click on "save". This method will save a copy of the document on the desktop, but leave the original in its current location. You can delete the original from its current location if you no longer want it there.

Step 5

Once the file is on the desktop, you can right-click on it to print it or file it in another location. You can also use the same methods listed above to file the PDF in another location.