Cut and paste in mac

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  1. jeromego macrumors newbie

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    does the iMac have a cut and paste or move to feature aside from move to trash? when i go to finder and would like to move a file to another folder i only see the copy xx items then i have to go back to the original folder to delete the ones that i copied.
     
  2. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    To copy just select a folder and press Command+C.
    To paste, just press Command+V

    To move, just drag the folder and drop it where you want it.
     
  3. Zagreus macrumors member

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    You can use all the same keyboard shortcuts as in Windows, but substituing Ctrl for Apple Key so: Copy = Apple Key + C, Paste = Apple Key + V etc. However I don't think the move to option exists, the easiest way I find to do it is to open up two finder windows and drag and drop between the two, but there might be an easier way, I'm just not aware of it.
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    Sorry no Cut & Paste in OS X. I just like dragging and dropping. It works for me.
     
  5. jeromego thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. jman240 macrumors 6502a

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    if you really want to go techie i think you can use the terminal and the mv command to move folders and files from one location to another. (for those of us to don't trust our drag and drop skills lol)

    http://www.computerhope.com/unix/umv.htm
     
  7. JNB macrumors 604

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    Command-C copies selected items
    Command-V pastes selected items
    Click-drag copies selected items to new location (Terminal cp)
    Command-click-drag moves selected items (Terminal mv)
     
  8. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Not true

    Click-drag moves if the new location is on the same volume, copies if it is on a different volume.
     
  9. jeromego thread starter macrumors newbie

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    whats terminal cp and terminal mv?
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Copy and Move when using Terminal.
     
  11. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Is there any way to change it so that it will copy instead? This is a constant irritant for me.
     
  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Hold Option while dragging.
     
  13. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    God bless you.:D I had tried command, did nothing. Thank you for contributing to my laziness.:eek:
     
  14. JNB macrumors 604

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    Thanks for catching that; I shouldn't post technical answers whilst on prescription meds. :eek:
     
  15. dmiller macrumors member

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    got any extras?

    you can always just open two finder windows and drag and drop the files you want to "cut and paste"
     

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