QUESTION~Transfering files to EHD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by *pinkberrykay*, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. *pinkberrykay* macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2008
    I am tranfering files to my EHD and I want them OFF my MAC HD, I am holding down "command" when I am moving the files but once they are transfered to the EHD I still see them on my MAC HD.

    What am I doing wrong???

  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Does EDH stand for External Hard Drive? I'm guessing so. Either way, those files you are putting onto the EDH are being copied over. Just delete them off your Mac HD once the coping process is complete.
  3. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Command drag should work fine. I just tested it out myself.

    But there's a reason why this is an undocumented feature. People have lost data when the connection to the external drive/networked computer went down. Copy followed by delete is by far the safest way to move your data off your Mac's drive.

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