Drag drop multiple files mac

Rest is left in source directory while still selected. The same happens when copying files. Is this something I can change number of files moved? Third, Press the power button and hold command-option-p-r until the Mac reboots again. This will reset the PRAM. A benefit is that the process executes faster. The mv and cp commands are what you need.

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Use wildcard file selection on the source side of the command, and create target paths from dragging the associated Finder icons into the Terminal window. Take a look at the myriad options available at man mv and man cp. If you don't want to use Terminal, then move by enclosing the files in a folder you drag, and then burst the files out after the transfer on the target. Sign up to join this community.


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  • I used to be able to just drag and drop the group of files. Seems silly i know and i'm sure it's something simply but does anyone know what i'm doing wrong? More Less. All replies Drop Down menu. Loading page content. User profile for user: planb77 planb Feb 13, AM in response to mbnyc75 In response to mbnyc75 Hey there, While dragging the files, hold down the shift key to move all the selected files and folders. See if that helps. Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post.

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    Feb 13, AM in response to planb77 In response to planb77 yeh, thats the thing, as soon as i click while holding down it just snaps back to the one file. Feb 13, AM in response to mbnyc75 In response to mbnyc75 Hey sorry, You are holding the Shift key with all the files selected? I think I mistyped that last post. My Apologies. Voiceover reported that the item was "no longer available for drag and drop".

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    I then repeated the same procedure with an RTF file it was the iTunes user agreement , and, it worked like it was supposed to. Not sure, can you tell me what kind of file you were trying to drag and drop? I tried to move different kinds of files, but it mainyy happened with.

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    Once again, it tries to drag for a while and then says that it failed. I am using High Sierra If I try to use this feature 10 times. Nine out of 10 it won't work. It has always been the same for me.

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    That's why I just use copy and paste. I see it's a common problem.