Copying over files, versus merging

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Forkjulle, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    New to OS X, from a Linux background.

    In Linux, when I copy a folder over another folder with the same name, the contents are merged. That is, if one of the folders contains extra files, then those files are added / merged to the resulting folder.

    Unless I'm mistaken, in Mountain Lion, when I do the same, the folder that is replacing the folder with the same name essentially removes extra content. (Not merging the two folders, but completely replaces the copied-over folder.)

    Is this correct? And if so, then is there a way to merge two folders instead of replacing one of them?
  2. macrumors 65816

    To merge, do an option->drag
  3. macrumors regular

    Drag? As in drag the folder directly onto the folder with the same name?
  4. ScoobyMcDoo, Oct 11, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 11, 2012

    macrumors 65816

    Here is a video demo.

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