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Chapter 2. The Finder and Desktop > Working with Files and Folders

2.5. Working with Files and Folders

When you're not actually working on a document, you're probably manipulating one or more files or folders in the Finder. The following hints will help you maximize your file and folder manipulation time.

2.5.1. Copying by Dragging

You can drag icons from one folder to another, from one drive to another, from a drive to a folder on another drive, and so on. Unfortunately, understanding when the Mac copies a dragged icon, as opposed to merely moving it, bewilders many a beginner. Here's the scheme:


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