MacBook Pro :: How To Move Original Files To External Drive, Not Just Copy And Delete Original

Dec 31, 2009

I've looked at some other posts that have gone over how to move files to an external drive, and they all say to use command while moving. I understand this copies the file and deletes the original, but when you make a copy and delete the original, you lose some of the original data, such as creation date, etc... This makes storage and organization more complicated than it has to be.

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OS X :: External Drive As Another Folder / Move And Copy Files?

Apr 27, 2010

I have two Macs, a desktop PM G5 and a laptop Black Macbook, both running 10.5.8. Currently when using the laptop I can see and access the PMG5 and its files through my wireless connection. I'm planning on picking up an external drive, and I'd just like this confirmed, as in its access ability. If I hook up the external drive to the G5 so I can leave it there, and access its files through the G5. will my laptop also be able to access it through the G5. In other words, when I access the G5 from the laptop over wireless, will the external drive appear as just another folder and/or device on the G5 and I'll be able to move and copy files just like I already do?

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Dec 1, 2014

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Applications :: Intelligent Cloning - Carbon Copy Cloner To Mirror Any Changes Made In Original Hard Drive

Aug 27, 2010

I have an external hard drive with lots of media files, and now I backed this up to an identical external hard drive. I wanted to use Carbon Copy Cloner to mirror any changes made in the original hard drive, but I have now tried this for the first time, after having moved some files around. Now instead of moving those files on the other hard drive, CCC just copied these files from the original hard drive, something that takes much longer. Is there any program that could do this more intelligently? (moving files on the backup drive instead of copying them over from the original drive again?)

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OS X :: Time Machine - Retrieve Information When Original External Drive Is Gone?

Sep 2, 2010

it does not back up only my internal drive, but also two external drives. However, I have noticed something. The one external drive I unplug sometimes to use somewhere else. When I do this and go into time machine, that drive no longer appears in the history.

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MacBook Pro :: Do Have To Copy Individual Files Or Can Copy Entire Folder To External Hard Drive

May 27, 2012

Do I have to copy each file individually or can I copy an entire folder to external hard drive?

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Apr 6, 2012

I accidently moved the "Safari Window", and now I can see only part of it. 

I know I can drag & move the windows. But I'm wondering that If it's possible to move the Safari window to it's "ORIGINAL" place. 

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Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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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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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Why Doesn't The Original Document That Dragging And Dropping From One Folder To Another Move

May 13, 2012

Why doesn't the original document I'm dragging and dropping from one folder to another move? What's happening is the computer is creating a duplicte of the document and placing it in the new location with a new creation date.  The original document I wanted to drag and drop into a new location remains where it started as the "original" document and the new copy has this little arrow protruding up from the lower left of its icon. At first I thought it was an alias, but it's a copy of the document I thought I was dragging and dropping. 

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 20" Apple Cinema Screen, Safari 5.Mail, Address Book 5.

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Applications :: How To Delete Original Photos In IPhoto 08

Feb 15, 2009

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Delete Original Applications From HD Folder

Mar 27, 2012

My Applications were in an Applications Folder on my HD folder so I decided to move them to what I think is the correct place to have them the Applications Folder that is in my Home Folder.I tried to move it but it wouldnt move directly so I copied it to the Desktop and from the Desktop moved it into the Home Folder Applications Folder. So far so good.I then wanted to delet the original Applications from the HD folder.I can't delete it so now I have duplicate Application Folders and duplicate Applications.how I might delete the origial folder?I'm running Lion 10.7.3.

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App Store :: Delete Previous Owners ID From IMac Without Original Media?

Apr 11, 2012

We have purchased a 2nd hand iMac from Amazon and have been trying to download from the Mac App Store, we both have Apple IDs but when we are trying to download/purchase an app that was previously downloaded by the last owner it is only giving us the option to Accept and not purchase, after signing in it then gives us the error message that it has already been downloaded to the previous ID and if we want to download it we need to re-purchase it, which is fine.we did not get any original media in the box so cannot factory reset and redownload. 

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Oct 23, 2010

Will a drive from the original Gen work with the new 11.6 MBA?

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Jun 10, 2009

I'm sure all of you heard about the new mac book more specifically the 13 inch. I however have the original macbook 13 unibody laptop. I want to upgrade my hard drive but I want to make sure there isn't a max space which my laptop can handle. Does any one if there is a max and what the specifications of the hard drive size is like the size?

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MacBook :: Move Files From External Hard Drive To It?

May 9, 2012

I accidentally deleted an item on my make but it is on my external HD how to I transfer it from the Ex HD to the Mac. this was an IPhoto Library an Album also is there a way to see how many photos I had backed up on a certain day compared to what I have now-another words I did a back up on may 5th and had x number of photos and had lots of issues with adding more photos but was able to do so now I have more photos but I am not sure they all transferred without going through and counting them TIA?

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MacBook

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MacBook Pro :: Copy Files To An External Hard Drive?

Mar 14, 2012

I want to drag files to an external hard drive as a hard copy. I have already set up "Time Machine".

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MacBook :: Can't Copy Files To External Hard Drive

May 26, 2012

I have had both my MacBook and external hard drive for over three years now, and have never had a problem. In the last week, my external hard drive stopped letting me copy files onto it. When you try to drag and drop it just comes up with the blocked symbol. I have tested this with other hard drives as well and keep getting the same error. I've read other forums where it seems the answer is just to reformat the hard drive to the correct format, but I've never had a problem before so it seems strange that the format would just suddenly change. 

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Feb 21, 2009

Where can I find the original program download files that I have downloaded off the net so I can burn them to disc and just load them up when I do a fresh install instead of searching again etc.
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Applications :: How To Reference Original Files In ITunes

Jan 7, 2010

I'm deleting all of my files from itunes to start fresh since right now it is unorganized, the problem with this is that when I first installed itunes it searched my hard drive and added sounds that I don't know where they came from, in fact some of them look like from the operating system, so I'm afraid to delete something that a program or the actual OS needs (since I don't know if these are just copies or are the originals). Is there a way to know if the original of a certain file exists? In other words I need to know if what I have in iTunes is a copy or the only file in the hard drive (original) and if it is a copy I would like to know where it came from or somehow find the original.

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Feb 14, 2009

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MacBook Pro :: Move Files To External Usb Drive Namely IPhoto Or ITunes

Mar 14, 2012

I have 2 gigs left on my ssd drive.  I have attached an external usb drive 2tb.  How do I migrate over something like itunes and or iphoto to free up some space on my internal drive?

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Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.7)

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Jun 4, 2014

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Nov 28, 2009

I just experienced the 8600m GT video failure and am bringing the computer to Apple tomorrow. Over a year ago I replaced my stock drive with a WD scorpio black drive 320gb over a year ago. Do I need to swap out my WD for the original HD? I have a recent time machine back up of my data, but I'm more concerned about someone denying warranty service because I swapped out my drive. What have you guys been doing when bringing your machine in for service? Does it matter that my original drive has not been updated for over a year?

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Software :: Alias's Created - Lost Original Files

Nov 1, 2008

I was cleaning up my desktop, and I created a new folder and was going to just drag everything into it. I selected everything, dragged and WHOA! All of my original files were GONE and only alias's were left. I search and the originals aren't found, I open the alias's and they want me to find the originals. The originals are just GONE. And I still don't know what I did!!

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Mac Pro :: Can I Restore The Swap Files/disk Its Original Location?

Apr 29, 2012

Mac OSX 10.6.8> I moved my swap files or "Disk" to another drive> problems>can I restore the swap files/disk its original location?Is there a method maybe through 'Terminal'?    

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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ITunes :: Original Music Files Cannot Be Found After Restoring HD

Jul 2, 2012

I have copied many Cd's and digital music files to iTunes but since restoring my hard drive, this message appears every time I click of most songs in my library: "...original file can not be found. Would you like to locate it?" However, I can't find it.

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Software :: Copy Folder Deletes Original Folder Contents THEN Copies New Ones

Oct 29, 2008

I've come across a strange behaviour of Finder when copying a folder over another with the same name. I'm using 10.4.11.

Say I have a folder named "Test" and it contains "File1" and "File2" and I copy it over another folder named "Test", which contains "File3" and "File4".
After copying I would expect folder "Test" to contain all four files, but it doesn't! It will only contain the two that I copied over, the original two will be deleted.

Is there any way to have finder replace files of the same name when copying and retain all other files in the destination folder?

Before:
/Test/File3, File4After:
/Test/File1, File2Desired:
/Test/File1, File2, File3, File4

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MacBook Air :: How To Use External Hard Drive And Copy Files To Disk For Mac And Windows

Jun 4, 2014

How to copy files to external hard disk and use it for both mac and windows. there is the fat32 formatting bt i dont wanna use formatting because i already have a lot of content on the exteral hard disk.

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MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)

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OS X :: Create A New Bootable Drive Without Wiping Out The Data In The Original Drive?

Jan 7, 2010

I have an '05 mac mini (pre-intel chip) with OS X 10.4 that while trying to transfer a file to an external hard drive gave me a blue screen (that wouldn't go away). After a hard shut down, I get to the apple and spinning wheel but nothing else happens.

My goal is to get to my files on the mini and put them on an external drive (specifically my itunes folder)

Is there some other way to repair this? I have 17 GB left on the main hard drive. Could I partition it and create a new bootable drive without wiping out the data in the original drive?

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Applications :: Unable To Play .wmv Files / Showing Only 3 Or 4 Kb Of Original File

Jan 20, 2009

Ive noticed that a couple of websites that have only .wmv available to download movies. I am running a Mac G4 with OS Tiger and Opera/Safari/Firefox for the net. I can easily play wmv's with my QTpro and or VLC.

The movies that I typically DL are usually 300 to 400 megs. They completely DL on my browser (Opera, Safari, or Firefox) after about 10 minutes or so. However once I DL the .wmv files onto my harddrive , they show up at only about 3 or 4 kb!!?? So thats about a total of like .2 seconds of play back!!?? Therefore one second of total playback.I believe this is not an Apple vs Windows issue, but something else. Any ideas?

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