If you click "Stop" in the middle of a file "Move", does that corrupt the data?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lip5016, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. lip5016 macrumors regular

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    Hello.. If you click "Stop" in the middle of a file "Move", does that corrupt the data? As in, does the data get "split" or "cut off"?

    thanks!
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    Oct 17, 2014
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    When you move a file to another place on the same drive it changes the file location path without touching the actual data.

    When you move a file to another drive it copies the data and deletes the original after it's done (but if you click "Stop" it will leave the original untouched).

    So the chances of harming a file by clicking "Stop" are very slim.
     

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