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Moving folders in Finder without copying
Authored by: mantrid on Aug 02, '10 03:13:52PM

It isn't so much "a matter of a permissions issue that should be addressed", as a bad design choice in what to do in a situation when permissions wouldn't normally allow a move.

Before, it would ask for an admin password to authenticate for the move. Now it just makes a copy. Before, you could try to force a copy with the option-key if you didn't have an admin password, or if you actually did want a copy. Now, in contrast, there is no way for an admin to force a move without a workaround. In other words, before you could move or copy; now you can only copy. Compared to 10.3, it's a loss of fuction / downgrade in what used to be possible in a straightforward manner from the GUI.

The sad thing is Apple had it right, then screwed it up for no reason and now it looks like we're stuck with it.

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