Cut command not working?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by giganticface, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. giganticface macrumors newbie

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    Just bought a new alu 2.0 MB - my first Mac.

    One thing that's really concerned me is that I can't Cut files. The cut command is grayed-out in the edit menu, doesn't appear in the contextual menu, and the keyboard shortcut doesn't work. I can copy, paste and delete fine.

    Halp plz?

    (oh and btw, the new trackpad+4-finger gestures is simply amazing).
     
  2. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    you're not missing anything. you can't "cut" files in finder.

    i believe it's a safety measure, ie. what if you were to cut files and forget to paste them.

    you can move files by dragging, you just can't use the edit/cut or cut keyboard shortcut.
     
  3. giganticface thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's bizarre. Is there any way to enable this functionality?
     
  4. vandozza macrumors 6502a

    vandozza

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    I've been on Mac's for 10 years now, and it's not something that you'll miss after a while. :)

    If you do a lot of moving files around, maybe "Pathfinder" or "Forklift" are worth trying.

    There is an interesting discussion here - http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=9419 about the lack of "cut" in the finder. It may even have some alternatives for you.
     

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