What is the different between "duplicate" and "copy"?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by seasurfer, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

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    What is the different between "duplicate" and "copy"?
     
  2. superleccy macrumors 6502a

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    I presume you refer to the Finder.

    Copy copies the file to the clipboard so you can paste it elsewhere.

    Duplicate creates a copy of the file in the same folder, suffixed with the word "copy".

    SL
     
  3. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks a lot. Isn't it redundant to have "duplicate", copy can just do the job.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Duplicate does copy and paste in the same location, in one function. I personally find it useful for items I know I need another copy of but haven't worked out where it's going to go yet.
     
  5. 7on macrumors 601

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    It's always annoyed me that there isn't a "duplicate" menu item in XP/Vista.
     

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