Cut and Paste

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by darbsrewop, May 17, 2006.

  1. darbsrewop macrumors member

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    #1
    I'm trying to select a folder a cut in the finder and when I go to edit --> Cut on the finder and try to cut after I click once on the item it is shaded out. Any ideas?

    Thank You!
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    #2
    Macs won't let you cut folders...it would be too easy to lose them if you copy something else to the clipboard. Within a volume, you can move them around by dragging them or copy them by using alt-drag.
     
  3. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    I've always wondered about the Cut command on the Mac. I can never seem to cut and paste anything. I usually end up dragging-and-dropping or copy-and-pasting and then deleting.
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    #4
    What are you talking about? Cut and Paste works for essentially everything except in the Finder. And it works there in situations like if you want to copy the name of a file.
     

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