How to do bulk copy?

GamerDad

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Feb 24, 2011
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Sorry, I am a MAC newb, and in Windows Explorer this would be easy. I have a couple hundred Gb on a drive that I want to put on my new MBP into various locations. Is there a comparable program like Explorer? I guess maybe finder?

How do I tag "X" files, and then copy (drag / drop) them to folders that I want to move them to?

And, since i can't find a ringtone folder for my iphone on the Mac, where is that location supposed to be so I can move my ringtones from my PC? I am guessing there is an easy way to create a new folder?

I did a MRoogle search on the bulk copy but came up essentially empty handed. Thanks for the help. I'll get there....
 

GamerDad

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Feb 24, 2011
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Select the files you want to copy with Command + click, then drag them to the location you want to copy them to.
So, in Explorer if I want to copy a few hundred files at once, I would click (select) the top one, then scroll down, and shift click and all the files in between would highlight, and then I can do what I want with them. Do I do the same thing under Mac except substitute the Command key instead of the shift key?
 

qCzar

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Feb 27, 2011
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SFBA, CA
It's the same Shift+Click in Mac. For future reference, Command is Mac's equivalent to Control in Windows; CTRL+C would be CMND+C in Mac, etc.
 

Whitelightning

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So how do you delete files from finder? Usually I press the delete key with Windows after highlighting/selecting the files..... it doesnt seem to have any effect on actually deleting a file in OSX.
 

GamerDad

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is there a program that will let you see 2 windows at once? Finder does not seem to want to open multiple instances.