MacBook Pro :: Drag To Folder Install Or Move Application

Aug 6, 2010

I just got my macbook and I am completely new to it. When I "drag" to application folder to install something does it completely move that file to that folder or does it make a copy of it. Because I don't want wasted space having the same file on my HDD. Can I delete the original spot of the filer without messing things up?

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MacBook Air :: Drag Or Move Or Copy A File Or Folder From The Desktop To An External Drive?

Feb 24, 2012

new user...how do you drag or move or copy a file or folder from the desktop to an external drive?  I have tried dragging and copy/pasting.

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MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Jun 24, 2012

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Sep 9, 2010

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Dec 14, 2010

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Feb 4, 2010

We've had a Macbook now for about 18 months - no problems. However, last night it was very slow in starting-up and then we found it impossible to move any icons around the screen (click+drag). We have just five small folders on the desktop.

Although 'hiding' is 'on', the dock has also disappeared completely and settings for the dock cannot be changed under preferences.

The Macbook won't turn off under 'shut-down', we have to shut-down by holding pressing 'on' button.

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Jan 10, 2008

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May 26, 2012

So I've just about run out of memory on my MAC, actually, I have!  I was able to delete some things and it's already functioning much better.  What is taking up so much space are my photos.  I have an external drive I would like to move them all to and everything I look up says it's as easy as a drag and drop. The only problem is I'm unable to drag and drop. Nothing at all happens when I try to do that. I've tried it off of Finder with just one item and nothing will move at all.

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Jun 14, 2012

When i updated from Lion to Mountain Lion I had my applications in two separate folders on the same Hardisk. One for my apps from Apple, and one for my downloaded apps. Now I want to move my downloaded apps back into the original application folder, but they just copies instead. Earlier i have just CMD dragged the application, but now, in mountain lion, this seems not to work anymore.

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Dec 3, 2010

I have managed to install virtualbox on my mba 11.6 with win 7 as the guest.

1. The only way I can move from win 7 back to osx is to hold esc and drag the cursor down through the bottom of the win 7 window. Is this how its supposed to work?
2. I have set up a shared folder on osx and set it up on virtualbox but cannot mount it as instructed through the command menu.
3. Virtualbox doesn't recognise my pen drive but osx does.
4. Would it be advantageous to use win 7 lite as I only have 160 hd?

Excuse my asking seemingly simple tasks but I'm struggling with it, and cannot put anything on win 7 until I master it.

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MacBook Pro :: After Clean Install Snow Leopard, Can't Install Bundled Application (ilife)?

Apr 2, 2012

This is the first time i reinstalled(clean install) my snow leopard on my MBP. All went fine but then i inserted the disc for bundled application (which contains the ilife apps) but it keeps failing. 

It says that "the installation failed. the installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. contact the software manufacturer for assistance". 

I've also done my research on this matter. I've gone thru a few steps i tried as below without success: 

1)normal install - fail

2)repair permission - fail

3)install in safe mode - fail

4) install using another admin acc - fail

5) made an image out of the disc and install - fail

6) used a similar disc(my dad's since we have identical version) - fai

7)updated my system and install - fail

8) reinstall the mac - fail 

i cant think of any other solution as im a bit noob when it comes to mac. is there any other things i could try before taking it Apple?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Oct 5, 2009

Has anybody had any experience with Dock items disappearing? I simply drag and drop the desired application I was to remain in the Dock, and within 10 seconds it just disappears from the Dock! I haven't un-installed the application. I did have Dock items selected to Sync in MobileMe, but I disabled that as a test. I've also tried right-clicking the application while it's open, and selecting the 'Keep in Dock' option, but same result. After about 10 seconds of closing the app, it disappears from the Dock. I've run Repair Disk Permissions, no effect. I found a similar thread on this forum, but it suggested basically wiping the Mac and starting again, which I don't really find as a solution!

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: No Longer Move Program Icons From Applications Folder To A Sub Folder

Jun 11, 2012

After installing Lion, I can no longer move program icons from my applications folder to a sub folder. When I do, it makes a copy and leave the original in the applications folder. When I then try to delete the icon in the applications folder it tells me it's required by the OS and won't let me delete. I'm forced to keep certan applications such as Time Machine and Stickies in the application folder.


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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Jun 8, 2012

This is a recent occurrence i ust to be able to move hundreds at once?why this changed and what di I do about it?

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I Mac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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Aug 29, 2014

I'm using MacBook Pro Early 2011 model with Mountain Lion (10.8.5).

I recently noticed that there was an application folder in my home folder (the folder with your username), but that application folder had been empty. I remember I used to be able to access to my applications from that folder, but not anymore. 

Since the folder was empty, I deleted it before doing further research. 

After deleting the empty application folder from the home folder, I looked up and some said the application folder in the home folder and the application folder in Macintosh HD are two different folders. I don't know what it means, but I would like to have an application folder with applications in my home folder. Is this possible? or should I just make an Alias folder and put it in my home folder?

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)

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Nov 6, 2010

When I drag a file from my desktop to another folder it stays on the desktop.

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Mar 30, 2009

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Apr 23, 2010

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May 14, 2010

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Jul 20, 2010

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Oct 23, 2010

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To me, this is hugely frustrating. It would be the easiest way for me to organize my mad mad files.I'm looking for suggestions for how I can do this? I'm on MacBook Pro OS 10.6.4

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Jan 20, 2010

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Jan 31, 2010

When I drag-and-drop a jpeg from a website into a desktop folder, the folder physically "leaps" several inches out of position toward the center of the desktop. This is strange...and annoying, because it makes the folder harder to reach with subsequent drags-and-drops.

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Mar 24, 2010

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Jun 21, 2010

I'm pretty new to mac and a pro windows user. It's not been a month since I bought my first mac and now I'm feeling so comfortable with it.

I have a basic question on how to select a few files, drag and drop it into a new folder in the same folder level

For example, In windows I do this
1. Select few files in C:Temp
2. Cut those
3. Create a new folder and rename it C:TempNewTemp
4. Right click the folder and Paste it.

This is what I do in Mac now
1. Choose the files to be moved into a new folder (When I'm about to drag it, I remember that I've not created the new folder! Grr..)
2. Create a new folder and all my selection is gone
3. Now reselect all the files again and drop it to the new folder (Phew!)

Am I missing the cut feature in finder??? I know that 'Cut' is not much required in mac since everything works on DragNDrop.

I'm not sure whether there is any workaround for people like me who are used to selecting the files before creating a target folder. I'm sure that there should be something which can help me create a folder onthefly while dragging the files and keeping the selection intact.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Drag The App From The Dmg File To Apps Folder?

Apr 4, 2012

Apple Support Communities On my MBP on Mac OS X Lion, I have problems when I am installing apps. When I drag the app from the dmg file to my Apps folder, and when I open it, the app just jumps up and down on the dock.

When I force quit it, it does not go away, so I have to use Activity Moniter to quit the dock and when I open the app then, it works fine. reasons and solutions for this problem?

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MacBook
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Intel Mac :: How To Drag A Folder Onto Hard Drive

Jun 23, 2012

How do i drage a folder onto the hard drive when requestted. I am trying to install some software.

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MacBook Air :: Add Application Folder To Doc?

Mar 11, 2012

I just bought a new 13in MacAir and the track pad does not function like my previous 11in MacAir. It appears that there are some function that are missing. running on os 10.7.3 How do I make it work as my previous one.

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MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Move Folder On Desktop To Launchpad?

Jun 5, 2012

I just bought a Macbook Pro a couple of days ago and this is my first Mac.  This may be a dumb question, but remember I'm new to Mac.I just installed a printer and it placed a folder on my desktop. It seems logical to me that this folder should be on Launchpad. Can/should I move this folder to Launchpad and if so, how?

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MacBook Pro :: Application Folder In Dock

Apr 18, 2012

When i upgraded to Lion my application folder dissapeared fro the right hand side of the dock.I would like to put it back in as a folder with the letter A in it. Tried to drag frpm Mac HD in finder but it comes in as a text icon.Cant use the display as -- when I right click as it is greyed out.

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