Moving folders

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Windows Expat, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Windows Expat macrumors member

    Windows Expat

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    #1
    I've been a Mac user for almost a year now, and there's one thing that still baffles me...

    When I'm drag/dropping a folder into a folder which already contains numerous folders, how do I keep the new one from being added INTO an existing subfolder?

    In other words, I want folder A to live in folder B. But folder B already contains folders C, D, and E. I don't want A to get added INTO C, D, or E. But this often happens when I'm dragging folders around.

    I'm usually in list view, btw.

    Hope that makes sense ;)
     
  2. Windows Expat thread starter macrumors member

    Windows Expat

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    #3
    Not exactly. It works if there's empty space in the window, but when there's a long list of folders filling it, I'm not sure where to release to keep it from getting added to a subfolder?

    Also, I'm using Safari and your Youtube video wouldn't appear in the reply. I had to open Firefox to see what you linked. Weird?
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    #4
    when you drag it over the other folder its starts as a full highlight, when that changes to the just the outside line highlight than you can let it go
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Can this help then? You can scroll up and down the folder list if you go to the top/bottom of the window and then release it on the actual folder.
     
  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    #6
    i dont know youtube is blocked at work, im not on a mac right now was my description way off?
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    I don't think so, I just thought, maybe I misunderstood the OP, and you may have understood, this my visual presentation.
    I guess you mean the blue frame, that appears, when one drags a folder to a place to add it to the main folder.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    #8
    ya correct
     

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