Wednesday, March 21, 2007

( Mac Tips ) Moving files with copy and paste

In classic versions of the Mac OS, when you selected a file in the finder and chose "copy" you would most likely just copy the name of the file. OS X treats copy a little differently and you can use "copy" to copy a file from one location to another.

Select the file (not the name of the file) and either type command-C, choose "copy" from the edit menu, or copy from the contextual menu.

Navigate to a new location and "paste" the file. A copy of the file will now be in the new location.

Note: if the name of the file is highlighted, as shown below, you will only copy the name of the file.

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