Finder stuff to notification centre

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by randyj, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. randyj macrumors regular


    Aug 23, 2004
    Hi, something that has bothered my for the longest time is when you copy folders and paste them into a new spot, how do you know they have successfully copied?

    Now if the files are quite large and will take a long time, I just leave the them going in the background or leave the machine on. Then nothing.
    Did it copy, where did that file transferring thing go etc.
    I manually go to each folder, bring up the folder copied and the destination folder, compare file sizes, number of files etc. Then after a careful comparison I will go ahead and delete the original folder.

    Why can't a notification pop up in notification centre saying 'All files successfully copied from x to y.'
    Is there a better way to manage this process?
  2. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2006
    If the copy fails it shows an error in the copy window.
  3. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2015
    Most will drag the folder so it acts as a "Cut" rather than a "copy+paste, verify, delete original"

    Apple has disabled the cut command in Finder to prevent loss of files
  4. iLG macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2011
    Dragging folders/files on the same drive will move them. Dragging folders/files to a different drive will copy them unless you hold down CMD in which case it "moves" them.
    The cut/paste feature is possible.
    CMD+C then CMD+Alt+V
    Holding down options whilst clicking the edit menu reveals "move items here".

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