pasting inside folder issues

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by naughty.coder, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. naughty.coder macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2013
    many times when I try to paste items inside a folder they end up 'siblings' to it , I do that when I make the folder active by selecting it by mouse , and also same happens when I'm selecting a child item/file ..

    sometimes as well when I'm copying items and try to paste I find the paste menu option 'dimmed' , when means theres nothing to paste .. does purging memory has something to do with this ....

    this is driving me nutttttts , I'm not used to this , as Im coming from a windows env... please help!!!

    (I'm using mountain lion)
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    What do you mean by "siblings"? Please use computer terms that are common.

    Are you copying and then pasting in the same folder or a different folder?

    Not sure why Paste is dimmed. Maybe your description of what you're doing will help.

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