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  1. #1

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    Mar 25, 2008
    move vs copy files
    I am getting frustrated and wonder if someone can help.

    I have been ripping DVDs for my iTouch and have been saving the files on the desktop until I bought an external hard drive. I now have the external hard drive and every time I attempt to move the files from the desktop to the external drive I am only permitted to "copy" and not "move" the files. I can "move" from desktop to hard drive but not to external hard drive.

    I know that I can copy and then delete the files from the desktop but am wondering if there is something I can do to alleviate that step.


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    Mar 19, 2007
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    iMac 5.1 | iMac 7.1 | iPod Touch | iPod Nano
    Sure, hold down command while you drag the file.

    There is no such thing as "move a file" when you're dealing with two different drives. Command-drag will COPY the file, then DELETE the original for you.
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

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    Member Since
    Mar 25, 2008
    Thanks. I will try that later.

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