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#1 BoDEAN

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 13:05

This issue always baffles me and thought I would bring it up to see if I am mising something

I run Mountain Lion on my Mac Air. My issue I'm having, Ill download say word files from an email attachment. I open up finder, and they are located in the downloads folder. I want to move the file to another folder. I see the folder on the left side of the screen, but what I don't see are the subfolders under this folder where I want to move it. So what I have been doing is, Copy the word document, click on the folder on the left side of finder, find the subfolder, and paste, then go back and delete out of download. Seeing how there is no CUT option, is there a better way? Do I need to open up TWO finder windows to move the file more efficiently?


#2 vetDirtyLarry

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 13:08

If you hold down command while opening a folder, that automatically opens it in a new window. That is how I do what you are describing above. Open up the main folder, then command-click the sub folder, have that open in its own window, and drag and drop.

#3 OP BoDEAN

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 13:11

Sounds so easy, Thanks!

#4 Luis Mazza

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 13:25

Sounds so easy, Thanks!


Copy the file or folder and then paste it with Command + Option + V and it moves instead :)