Finder stuff to notification centre

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

  1. randyj macrumors regular

    randyj

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    Aug 23, 2004
    #1
    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

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    Sep 3, 2006
    #2
    If the copy fails it shows an error in the copy window.
     
  3. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    Jun 1, 2015
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    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

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    Sep 30, 2011
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    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".
    http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/29/cut-and-paste-mac-os-x-lion/
     

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