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How to cut and paste files, merge folders
Authored by: osxpounder on Jun 30, '10 02:05:30PM

I'm grateful for this hint, and of course for my fellow readers' comments.

I've been wanting this since I made the switch to Mac, so long ago I can't remember (it was maybe a year before OSX was shipping on Macs). I started out with PCs, eventually using Windows, and the cut/copy/paste behavior of Windows is one of few things I still miss.

Last year, I found an app that helps me sync folders, and I rely on it now. FoldersSynchronizer is its name. It gives you lots of control (way more than I wanted, but I've found uses for more of its features, over time). My main need was to copy a folder with hundreds of files and folder contents, from one computer to the next, without accidentally destroying a newer file on the destination computer. This app offers something even better than the Windows style of pasting, because I get a single window with all the files listed, marked to show which are about to be replaced. I won't go into more details; suffice to say I'm a happy user of FoldersSynchronizer. I didn't have time to compare many options, but this one fit my needs.

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