Replacing Folders in OS X ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fab5freddy, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    #1
    When you replace a folder in OS X, does it look inside the folder
    to check and see if there are any of the same files inside the folder ?

    I believe in Windows XP, when replacing a folder, it looks inside the folder and doesn't overwrite anything.....

    would be great if anyone could shed some light on this ; )
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. mr.light macrumors 6502

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    Just over writes it. Never needed to replace a folder though. Not sure why I'd need to.
     
  4. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    it would be nice if it would not delete the files that are not included in the new folder, like Windows does....
     
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    well it doesn't. just make sure you dont press replace if you end up in this situation. the workaround is to drag and drop the contents of the folder into the new folder.

    this is how i do it: open the old folder and highlight all the files, click and drag then press F10 (if both folders arent in view), hold over the new folder and drop. use spring-loaded folders if you wish.
     
  6. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yep

    Seconded. Doesn't work that way. No way to change it.
     

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