Merging Folders

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by steerpikegg, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Has anyone tried merging two folders yet?

    I just tried a few tests and can't see anywhere an option to merge, just the old dialog saying do you want to replace.
     
  2. thread starter macrumors member

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    Have to say I am completely stumped by this - have tried everything I can think of and still no option to merge folders :(

    This is the one feature I was looking forward to....
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Same here. Already installed Lion but I cannot merge any folder. That's strange.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    I can't believe that this isn't working. I'm about 10 minutes away from throwing my Lion disk out the window.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Just got an answer for this on the Apple forum.

    It seems like it will only work if you copy the folder (ie option drag or copy/paste). To me this is extremely unintuitive.

    Why would it be that you don't have to copy to do a destructive operation, but do for a non-destructive?
     
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    I asked someone who has a copy of Lion to try this, and he said it doesn't work...?! :confused:

    I'd be very disappointed if this feature has been axed. It even lists it as a feature on their website.

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/whats-new/features.html
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    I'm glad I searched for this thread. I just can't get this merge folders feature to work at all.
    It's infuriating, as I really need to merge some folders now!
     
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    Comeagain?

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    I'm curious as to how well that works out for you...seeing as there is no disk, unless you mean the hard drive...and if that is what you mean, I wouldn't get so worked up about merging folders, it's only a folder after all.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    You can merge two folders by selecting them both, then right-clicking/double-tapping on them. Gives the option "New folder with selection (#of items)".

    That what you mean?
     
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    i was just going to post this info!. seems simple enough...
     
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  12. macrumors regular

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    It has now worked for me too, on a normal folder, but it seems not to work on the default OS X folders in the Users folder.

    I tried to merge "~/Documents" from one OS X installation to another, and that doesn't work.

    I guess these are regarded as system folders and for whatever reason, merge doesn't work on those.
     

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