How do you copy/paste files in MacOS?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by generik, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. generik macrumors 601

    generik

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    #1
    Ok I guess this is a SOUPER noobie question :rolleyes:

    I can't seem to get it even after so long, so I selected the files I want, then I pressed Apple-C, next I browsed to the destination, but the "PASTE" command is blanked out.

    What gives?
     
  2. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

    Electro Funk

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    #2
    Hmm... thats odd.. it works for me...

    try copying again and then just hit Apple + V instead of going to the menu to paste...
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #3
    You need to drag and drop, not copy and paste, files:
    - Within same volume: Moves file.
    - From one volume to another: Copy/Paste file.
    - While holding down the cmd key (aka apple key), from one volume to another: Move files.
    - While holding down the option key (aka alt key), within same volume: Copy/Paste files.
     

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