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List view vs. Icon view - can't see all files


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I am having a problem viewing all my files in either list views, but I can see them all in icon view. The major reason why this is a problem is because I want to shift click a block of files to move them and I seem to be able to only do this in the list views. To select a block of files in icon view, I have to click-drag. This is fine for a few files, but I have 21,000 files to select.. Click-drag could take a long time....

So, my questions are these :
1. How come I can't see all my files in list view, but I can in Icon view (there are 131,000 files)

2. Is there any way to select a block of 21,000 files in icon view without click-drag?

Thanks a million in advance...

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You probably hit some limitations of the Finder, one thing I know for sure you can't copy more than 65k files at a time.
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Sorry but you have this completely wrong. I just copied and pasted a 45,6MB .tif file to another location.

For multiple copies, just holding down the Option key and dragging the items wherever you want them will do the trick. :girl:
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I meant more than 65536 in quantity not in size.
Try it.
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What he meant was 65000 files, not files of 65k size.

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Oh. Sorry.

But who in the world would want or need to move 65,000+ files? I just can't see it... Unless this is from a Mac OS X Server installation?
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Hardly ever, but if you have to you are in trouble with Finder.
To go further, if yo try to drag'n drop that much you will have to reboot.
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Well I can understand that... I wonder if a utility like SuperDuper! wouldn't be better at this.... Kinda like if you see a backup as a file mover? :girl:
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Sorry but you have this completely wrong. I just copied and pasted a 45,6MB .tif file to another location.

For multiple copies, just holding down the Option key and dragging the items wherever you want them will do the trick. :girl:
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