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[Fixes] Can't Move folders Around on Mac Screen & Copy and Paste Disabled

I cannot drag my folder around on the Mac screen. They are locked in place. Copy works but the Paste option is gone in the Edit menu. Progams open fine. I used Disk Utility to do disk repairs. All is OK there. I have been a Mac user for 20 years and have never seen this problem.

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iBoysoft author Sherry Song

Sherry Song

Answered on Friday, April 12, 2024

Hello, it is a small case, you can try these:

( 1 ) Restart your Mac.

( 2 ) Disable stacks. Finder > View > Turn off Use Stacks then click Sort By > None.

( 3 ) Use some effective tool to move like iBoysoft MagicMenu

  1. Download, install, and open it.
  2. Right-click the folder or file you want to move, and choose Move To. (The default folder path is the common ones: Downloads, Documents, Movies, Pictures…You can add other folder paths in it)

( 4 ) Change the file's permission. 

( 5 ) Create a new use account

Also read: Copy and Paste Not Working on Mac.

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