Yes, you can queue up files when transferring instead of moving them simultaneously in two possible ways. One is to move the files you want to copy-paste to a new folder and move folder. The other is to use key combinations to select the files, then the macOS will copy-paste files by order.
Option 1. Move your files to a new folder.
This might sound tricky but it really works if you want to transfer files from the Mac to an external hard drive. You need to:
- Create a new folder that's used to save all the files you want to copy.
- Put all your files in the common folder.
- Select the folder and then copy-paste it to your destination location.
Option 2. Select the files using Shift/Command key.
If you don't want to create another folder or your files are scattered in multiple folders, you can select the files in two ways to queue them up.
- Click on one item you want to copy.
- Select a range of files while pressing the Shift button. The files must have to be in a continuous list.
- Release the Shift button after selecting all desired files.
Alternatively, you can use the Command key.
- Select one item.
- Keep pressing the Command key while clicking on other items.
- Let go of the Command key when you finish selecting files.
In this case, the files you choose will be copied one by one instead of simultaneously.