Keyboard shortcut to move file in Mac OS X

It is very easy to move a file or folder in Windows or Linux GUI file manager. Just cut the item and paste it wherever you want it, the same way you would move a block of text or an image in a word processor, for example. Simple.

Of course, it should not be that simple with Apple, because those people are too sophisticated for simple things. So, yes, you still can do it (surprise, surprise!), but in a quite counter-intuitive way:

  • Press Command+C to copy the file or folder
  • Browse to the place you want it to be
  • Press Command+Option+V to paste a copy of the copied item at the current destination and delete the original at the source, effectively moving it.

 

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