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How to move column/row without replacing/overwriting existing data in Excel?

When working in Excel, sometimes you may need to move a column or row to a new location in order to make it easy to read. In this article, we will introduce several methods for you.

Move column/row without replacing existing data with dragging

Move column/row without replacing existing data with cutting and pasting

Easily move column with Kutools for Excel


Easily move column without replacing existing data with Kutools for Excel:

With the Column List pane of Kutools for Excel, you can see all columns of active worksheet are listed out, and columns can be moved to a new column position by just dragging and dropping the column in the Column List. See screenshot:

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arrow blue right bubble Move column/row without replacing existing data with dragging


An easy way for you to move column or row without replacing existing data with dragging. Please do as follows.

1. Click on the specified column heading or row number to select the entire column or row you need to move.

2. Move the cursor to the edge of selected column or row until it changes to a 4-sided arrow cursor , press and hold the Shift key then drag the selected column or row to a new location. See screenshot:

Now the selected column or row is moved to a new location as above screenshot shown.


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Also, you can move column or row without replacing existing data with cutting and pasting.

1. Select the entire column or row you need to move, right click on it and select Cut in the right-clicking menu.

2. Select and right click a certain column or row which you want to put the cut range before it, then click Insert Cut Cells in the list. See screenshot:

Then the cut column or row is moved to the certain location immediately.


arrow blue right bubble Easily move column with Kutools for Excel

Here i recommend you the Column List utility of Kutools for Excel, with this utility, you can view all columns in the column list pane, and move columns to new column postions by dragging and dropping.

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1. Click Kutools > Navigationto open the Kutools Pane. See screenshot:

2. In the Kutools Pane, click to open the Column list section, then you can see all columns of current worksheet are listed in the pane with the column numbers and headers displaying. Please select a column, then drag and drop it to a new column position in the column list as you need. Then the column will be moved in the worksheet. 

Tip.If you want to have a free trial of this utility, please go to download the software freely first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


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    sultan · 7 months ago
    not help full, i am so disappointed by the information provided