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Move and Copy Files

Move and Copy Files

Although the Home folder offers locations for common file types, you can store files and folders nearly anywhere. Getting them there is easy.

  1. Open two new windows: one containing the item you want to move or copy, and one for the location where you want the file to end up.
  2. To move a file, click and hold the mouse button, then drag the file to a new destination.
  3. To copy a file to the destination, hold the Option key as you drag; a plus sign (+) icon appears on the cursor to indicate a copy is being made (Figure 4.2, on the next page).

  4. Release the mouse button to complete the move.

Figure 4.2 Copying a file

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