Moving Files Instead of Copying?

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  1. abcdefGARY macrumors regular

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  2. zap2 macrumors 604

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    #2
    You mean moving a file, from an iPod to a Mac that doesn't have the file on it?

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  3. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure how to just move, but OS X will always copy instead of move when it is dealing with two separate hard drive/partitions. Try holding down "ctrl", or "alt", or "command" when dragging the file.
     
  4. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Yeah the "command" key also known as the Apple Key works. Not sure about dragging from an iPod though.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If you're using the iPod in disk mode, it should work. The operating system allows for a move (instead of a copy) across volumes, including network or external volumes.
     
  6. abcdefGARY thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like you want your Mac to be like Windows.

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