Started Apr 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Tom_N Forum Pro • Posts: 11,627

webfrasse wrote:

Harv wrote:

I just upgraded to Lion from Snow Leopard. Why does it ask me for AUTHENTICATION when I move a folder from the hard drive to the desktop? Also, why does it copy instead of just being moved. Same if I move a file in a folder to another folder. Any way to shut this off?u

This has always been like that in OSX. There was never any Move operation being replaced by a Copy ditto.

The Finder has always done a "Copy" if you drag files to another volume, and a "Move" if you drag them to another area of the same volume to which you have write permissions.

I think he's complaining that he's doing a "Move" on the same volume, and it's treated as a "Copy", which would suggest, perhaps, a lack of ownership/write permissions for the source file/directory.

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