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Chapter 2. Using the Finder > Moving, Copying, and Renaming Objects

2.5. Moving, Copying, and Renaming Objects

Moving a file or folder in Finder is as easy as dragging its icon. Some rules apply to what you can move and where you can move it, however, and you can perform more specific actions—such as copying files or creating aliases—through modifier keys.

2.5.1. File Permissions

First of all, due Mac OS X's strict, Unix-style file permissions, you might not be able to move or otherwise modify a file or folder. Anything in your home folder is generally malleable, and if you're in the system's admin group, you can choose to modify certain system-level folders, such as /Applications.


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