You are correct! I just checked, and evidently Windows only sends a shortcut to the desktop from R-clicking on a file, but when I R-clicked and sent it to other directories the full file was copied and sent. I have only sent shortcuts from .exe's to the desktop and assumed Windows always treated R-click sends that way. Sorry for the mis-information! So we are back to square one.
To keep my C drive from getting over crowded I deleted the videos from Filmora
I am wondering if, for some unknown reason, Filmora keeps an active link to copied files so if you edit the original it automatically changes the copy also (?). So if you delete the original, the copy is deleted. This feature made use of Microsoft OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) which is a part of Windows. When I used to create websites with Microsoft Frontpage (years ago) they had this feature and it made changing and updating various web pages on a large site very easy. This is just a shot in the dark, I have no direct knowledge. But I can't think of any other thing that would cause this. If there is a user help or forum for this company you might want to check with them.
Edited by ranchhand_, 13 November 2016 - 06:59 PM.