Copying Vs Moving Files On a Mac

When you drag and drop a file from one folder to another on a Mac, sometimes this will move the file, and sometimes this will copy the file. Learn when a drag is a move vs a copy and how to choose the other option.

Comments: 2 Responses to “Copying Vs Moving Files On a Mac”

    Lynda Kincaid
    2 years ago

    If you move a file internally (to desktop) then edit either one, does it update both?

    2 years ago

    Lynda: If you "move" a file, then there is only one file when you are done. It has just changed locations. Like if you move a book from one room in your home to another, there is only ever one book. If you copy a file, then there are now two independent files that are no longer connected to each other. Edit one, and the other is not changed.

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