Cut is disabled in Finder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 124151155, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. 124151155 macrumors regular


    Jan 9, 2008
    In Finder Cut on the edit menu seems to be disabled and I have no idea why. It has been like this for a few weeks and it is really bugging me.
    Anybody have an idea why or how I can fix it?

  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Are you aware that it's for cutting text, not files? To move a file, drag it to its destination.
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    ^^on that note...while you can't cut files in the finder, you can still copy/paste them. it isn't the same, i know, but it does come in handy.
  4. 124151155 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 9, 2008
    That's odd. I swear I had cut files before. I just find it much easier to command+X on a file, going to the destination then pasting. I don't really like dragging files through folders. I mean, what if you are say 20 folders into something and you want to drag a file into the previous folder? If you drag you have to go all the way through those folders again.

    Ah well. Maybe cutting files will be a feature with an update someday...

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