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Moving folders in Finder without copying
Authored by: auco on Aug 03, '10 06:51:19AM

First of all (already pointed out in the previous comments) there are better and simpler solutions to move a couple of files rather than invoking Apple Script (cmd + drag, terminal mv etc.)

Second, if I read the reason behind this, I'm stunned. Who would make a system restore after Safari crashes (usually, you'd read the crash log and then remove the offending files, most likely some installed Safari Extension or files located in the ~/Library/Safari folder or cleaning the prefs);

Third: moving the old home folder after creating a fresh user account could easily result in moving all the old crap again into the new user account. At least for users operating on a level on which they don't know how to move a file between volumes, as they surly will try moving the ~/Library folder as well. Don't get me wrong: I don't think it's bad not knowing this, I think it's questionable to publish a hint how to do this with AppleScript.

well, well, just my 2c...



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Moving folders in Finder without copying
Authored by: BLAZE_MkIV on Aug 03, '10 06:28:28PM

First, as noted in previous comments the finder wouldn't move them. Only copy. It was faster to write the script than experiment with mv.

Second, Safari was crashing every time I closed a page. No extensions installed. Cleared prefs, reset, reinstalled safari, etc.

Third, As mentioned I didn't copy back all the files, thats why I needed to move the folder contacts over, Pictures, Movies, Downloads etc.



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