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Discussion in 'macOS' started by seasurfer, Dec 28, 2007.
What is the different between "duplicate" and "copy"?
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".
Thanks a lot. Isn't it redundant to have "duplicate", copy can just do the job.
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.
It's always annoyed me that there isn't a "duplicate" menu item in XP/Vista.