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How to move Finder files without drag-drop and how to merge folders?

How do you move something in Finder without having to drag and drop it, similar to cut and paste. Also is there a way to merge folders instead of overwriting one with the other (found that one out the hard way)?

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iBoysoft author Ciki Liu

Ciki Liu

Answered on Thursday, January 12, 2023

You can use iBoysoft MagicMenu to move files from one location to another without dragging and dropping them. To merge folders, you can select one folder and press the Option key, then drag the folder to the location that contains another folder. Release the Option key and you can see a pop-up dialog. Click Merge to finish.

Question 1: How to move Finder files without drag-drop?

The easiest way to move files without doing drag-drop or cut-paste is using iBoysoft MagicMenu. This right-click enhancer offers multiple functions in the right-click menu, including Move to, Copy to, Quick Access, etc. Users only need to right-click on the file or folder and choose Move to, then the file will be moved to the target path within one click.

Besides, the upgraded iBoysoft MagicMenu adds more useful functions. For example, now you can uninstall any unwanted third-party apps on Mac easily. Moreover, you can achieve screen recording, screen capture, and other handy shortcuts in the right menu. Download and install iBoysoft MagicMenu below to boost your work productivity.

Question 2: How to merge folders on Mac?

Situation 1: Two folders have the same name but different content.

Step 1. Select one folder and hold on to the Option key.

Step 2. Drag-drop it to the location where the other folder is. Release the Option key when you see a pop-up dialog.

Step 3. In the dialog, click on Merge.

Situation 1: Two folders have both different names and content.

Step 1. Open one folder and click Command + A to select all files.

Step 2. Drag-drop or copy-paste the selected files to another folder. If you have items with the same name, you'll be asked to Keep Both, Stop, or Replace one copy of them.

Step 3. Once the files are successfully transferred from one folder to another, you can delete the first folder. In this case, you can merge the content from two folders to organize files on Mac. 

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