Viewing two Projects at one time

I have a large data folder in a project that contains only data used in several different projects.
This folder in in the Research area and contains many subfolders.
I need to be able to copy this data to the other projects.
For some reason I can not use the Copy command not keystrokes to copy this data.
The literature keeps mentioning drag and drop from one project to another.

So, how do I view two projects at one time to allow drag and drop?

Thank you

Jim

You can go to File > Open to open a second project after you’ve opened the first; then just resize the project windows as you like so that you can drag items from one binder to the other. The files will be copied to the second project, along with much of their metadata, while remaining unaltered in the original.

Thanks for getting right on this…

Big, Oh, now I remember…

Too many late hours but finally by trial and error found my data master folder had migrated one column too far to the left. Upon making it a subfolder in Research all is well except I can not “copy” a folder. Is this normal?

Thanks

Jim

I’m not quite sure what you mean. It’s not possible to select an item in the binder and use the Edit > Copy command. You should however be able to drag it to another project regardless of its position; the only items that may not work with at present are the Draft, Research, and Trash (sub-items of those can of course be dragged). You can use Documents > Duplicate to make a copy of a binder item within the same project. This works from the binder, corkboard, or outliner.

Does that address the question? If not, could you clarify what you’re trying to do and what actions you’re taking in Scrivener that aren’t working as expected?

That is clear to me. At the time I did not realize the main folder I was attempting to copy/move was in the Draft, Research, Trash column and of course could not be copied/moved.
Once I moved them one column to the right making them a sub document all was well.

Thanks

Jim