Drag and drop files to folders

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by PSB7, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. PSB7 macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2015
    I looked through the other posts but don't see a response to my particular issue. Hoping someone can tell me what I'm missing.

    In Finder, when I try to drag and drop a file into a different named folder it does so, but always opens that folder where I dropped the file. I then have to navigate back to the previous folder. Mostly I'm moving files from a root directory, but regardless it's still an annoyance that I have to perform navigation steps back to where I started.

    Can anyone tell me if there's a setting to prevent the OS from opening the folder? In other words, I just want to drag and drop the file to the designated folder, but not actually open that folder.

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. PSB7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2015
    I should add I normally just use List view. The only view that doesn't do it is the multiple columns view. I don't use that view because each time I open it the columns are compressed, which truncates the file names. Even if I size the columns to my personal preferences the next time I open Finder the columns are reset.

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