Cutting to an External HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by RiseAgainst, Jun 14, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Jun 10, 2003
    #1
    I have an external HDD and for some reason I cannot cut items to it, only copy.
    Is there anyreson y this is happening. How can i get around it?
     
  2. macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    #2
    what do you mean you can't "cut" items to it?

    not sure what you mean by that term...
     
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    FredAkbar

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    #3
    If you're talking about actually using the Edit menu (Copy, Paste, etc.) for moving or copying, then I don't think Cut ever works.

    But, if you are talking about copying by dragging a file, and "cutting" or moving by Command-dragging a file, then I don't know why that isn't working for you.

    Can you clarify what you mean, though?

    --Fred
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Jun 10, 2003
    #4
    Well, i mean that file>cut is not an option. However i tried holding command down as suggested and that was what i wanted it to do. Thanks for the tip and sorry for the bad wording.
     

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