Finder, File Chooser, Rename Files??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chelsel, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. chelsel macrumors 6502

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    I like the Mac and OS X... but there are some things I really liked about Windows Explorer... and maybe I just don't know how to do it on the Mac... so if anyone knows, please share :)

    Let's say I'm saving a document using File-Save As. I navigate to a folder and realize I need a place to create a directory... I choose "New Folder" and give it a name... then I realize that I put the New Folder in the wrong location.

    Here's the question: On Windows, I can just right-click the folder, bring up the context menu and select Delete... on the Mac I can't figure out how to manipulate files while I'm in a Save As (or other file dialog) scenario...

    Do I have to go to the actual Finder application, locate the directory with the problem and then go about my fixes? Or is there a way to do it all in one spot? If no, will Leopard allow this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    As far as I know, Leopard has no additional functionality in the open/save dialog boxes that support these functions that have been in Windows since Win95. This is the only functionality I want from Windows and yet, Apple continue to ignore it.

    You have to go to Finder, locate the misplaced folder and move or remove it.
     
  3. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

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    In Finder if you want to delete a folder just drag it to the trash. If you want to move it, just drag it to wherever you want to move it to.
     

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