Drag and drop without delete

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eddyq, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. eddyq macrumors member

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    I want to drag and drop some files from one folder to another. But I want to keep the original. Can that be done on OSX? If so, how?
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Holding down Option or Command while dragging will do this. A + sign will appear to indicate you are copying, not moving.
     
  3. Dane D. macrumors 6502a

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    Option-drag-release.
     
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  5. eddyq thread starter macrumors member

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    I would like to do this from VNC also. I found that holding Alt does not work. Is there a key that works with VNC?
     
  6. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    Command (⌘) forces a move, Option/Alt forces a move, Ctrl creates aliases.
     
  7. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    Just FYI, incase this helps, aliases are the windows equivalent of shortcuts.
     
  8. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Fixed that for ya.
     
  9. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    As several nearly simultaneous posts answered this question, it bears mentioning that the behavior is different if the two folders are not on the same drive. In that case, you don't need to hold down a key to copy the file. It copies automatically, leaving the original behind.
     

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