Basic File Moving Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lugesm, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. lugesm macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2007
    I'm sure this is a dumb question, but I'd rather look dumb than remain ignorant.

    Just moving to Mac from PC.
    In the PC it was possible to highlight multiple files, right-click on these files and drag them to another folder or disk. I haven't been able to do this with the Mac.

    Surely I am missing something. I can highlight multiple files, but when I attempt to drag the group, only one file moves.
  2. gazelleintense macrumors regular


    Aug 22, 2007
    South of Heaven

    highlight by left clicking and holding the mouse button down, drag cursor over files you want (see pic)...

    then, click one highlighted file and drag to where you want the files... option click while dragging to move copies to new location and leave originals in their place.

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  3. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2007
    Found the problem. The explanation would just make me feel more foolish than I already do.

    Thanks for you comments.

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