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How Do I Merge the Contents Of Two Folders?

I would like to merge the contents of two folders. If two files have the same name then one name would be changed to append a number at the end. Using Mojave 10.14.6 on a MacBook Pro 11,5
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Bill

Comments: 5 Responses to “How Do I Merge the Contents Of Two Folders?”

    3 weeks ago

    Make a backup of both first. Then simply drag the files from one folder into the other. You should be prompted to “keep both” since some of the files have the same name.

    Bill
    3 weeks ago

    My OS does not give me the option to keep both. Only Skip, Stop, Replace.

    3 weeks ago

    Bill: It should. If you have a folder with files named A, B and C in it, then try to drag other files into it named A, then you should get the prompt saying: An item named “A” already exists in this location. Do you want to replace it with the one you’re moving?” with options “Keep Both,” “Stop” and “Replace.” Not sure why you aren’t seeing that.

    3 weeks ago

    Bill: Try holding the Option key when you drag and drop.

    Bill
    3 weeks ago

    That did it. Thanks.

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