As an alternative to using the Move Message dialog box or performing a drag-and-drop operation, you can cut a message from a subqueue and then paste it to another subqueue of the same main queue or to the main queue itself.

Perform the cut-and-paste operation by right-clicking the message, and then clicking Cut or Paste. Alternatively, you can use keyboard shortcuts (CTRL+X and CTRL+V). You can only perform this operation on one message at a time; selecting multiple messages is not supported.

Performing a cut-and-paste operation on a message

To perform a cut-and-paste operation on a message
  1. Open Computer Management.

  2. In the console tree, click Queue messages or the subqueue that contains the message on which you want to perform a cut-and-paste operation.


    • Computer Management/Services and Applications/Message Queuing/YourQueueFolder (such as Public Queues or Private Queues)/MainQueueName/Queue messages or SubqueueName

  3. In the details pane, right-click a message, and then click Cut.

  4. Click the name of a valid target queue on the local computer, and then right-click the details pane and click Paste.


    The Paste command will be available only if you select a valid target queue.

Additional considerations

  • To open Computer Management on Windows® 7, click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Manage.

  • To open Computer Management on Windows Server® 2008 R2, click Start, click All Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.

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