copy to move to option

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  1. kiddk1 macrumors regular

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    is there an option on the macbook (OSX 10.9.5) to add right click move/copy to as in windows, this would make moving files so much easier.


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  2. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Buy PathFinder it has option for that you can add to right click menu or hold down the command key I think it is when dragging and dropping in finder.
     
  3. kiddk1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you, I will check it out.
     
  4. flat five macrumors 603

    flat five

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    there's a right-click Copy option..

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    ... a paste option will appear when right-clicking in a blank space of folder.. also, just drag&drop with the option key.. a green + will appear.. this will copy files to new locations.. that's pretty much the mac way.
     
  5. kiddk1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you, I use this at times but then I have to go back and delete the file from the original location which is what I wanted to avoid.
     
  6. flat five macrumors 603

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    oh.. then you're just wanting to Move.. not copy.

    in that case, you just drag&drop.. if you're moving to another volume, it will copy the file by default.. (if you're drag/dropping to ,say, another drive, a green + will appear at the cursor to signify the file will be copied as opposed to just moving.. to suppress the green + , push the command key and the file will simply move to the other drive.)
     
  7. kiddk1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you
     
  8. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Hold down the OPTION/ALT key while right-clicking. The "Paste ..." menu item will change from "Copy ..." to "Move ...".

    The same thing happens in the "Edit" menu of the menubar.
     
  9. kiddk1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you
     

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