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Moving folders in Finder without copying
Authored by: mrmobius on Aug 04, '10 10:53:46AM

From the original post "So I figured I'd just move them from the old account folder. Only the finder wanted to copy the folders not move them. It would move the files. So I wrote an AppleScript script to force it to move the folders. Remember this is only for moving folders on the same partition."

From an old user folder to a new user folder on the same partition. This is a permissions issue not a Finder issue at it's root. I guarantee that the newly created user was not the same short name as the user he was trying to restore from hence the copy and not move. POSIX unix issue.

Would it be nice to force move a folder from the Finder by command dragging and get an authentication box? Yes. But if you are already working at that level of understation the terminal is your best friend. I used to hate the terminal. GUI is great and the terminal has it's uses as well and can be faster than the GUI for certain tasks. I prefer to take the best of both with a little apple script on the side.

FYI, I am a 15 year veteran of the Mac OS from system 7.1 as a professional up to the latest, including my ACTC (apple certified technical coordinator).

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Moving folders in Finder without copying
Authored by: BLAZE_MkIV on Aug 04, '10 12:13:09PM

Don't ask me why the finders get info window didn't change the permissions like it showed it did. The recursive change took quite a long time too. I usually only resort to things like this when the obvious way fails.

FYI: My first Mac was a Mac Plus with System 4. Which I still have, and still works.

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