02-20-2005, 03:02 PM #1Mac's Copy is actually just a shortcut?
many years ago i had a mac and when i tried to copy information from a disk or cd it actually just made a shortcut. when i removed the media the stuff would disappear. does it still work this way or has apple fixed this?
02-20-2005, 03:09 PM #2meltbanana314Guest
In OS X when I did my entrance essay for NHS, I saved the file to my documents folder, plugged in my USB key drive, and dragged my NHS essay to the key drive and dropped it in there. It made a copy, not a shortcut. So yes, the problem has been "fixed."
On a related note, shortcuts are called 'aliases' and they still exist in OS X.
02-20-2005, 03:17 PM #3
02-20-2005, 03:39 PM #4
Originally Posted by JRV
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Unlike Windross it moves a file by default if you drag on the same device rather than making a link. I've lost count of the times I've deleted files in Windross after I've dragged it elsewhere thinking I'd made a copy of it only to find I've deleted the original and all I've got left is a useless link.
Presumably somewhere in both OS's you can choose the default action but I'm too lazy to find it.
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