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Dragging photos folder to folder on a Mac

Sanford Edelstein , Aug 28, 2010; 03:13 p.m.

I know I can hold down "command" and highlight multiple photos in a folder but how can can I drag ten or so to a new folder at the same time?

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Sanford Edelstein , Aug 28, 2010; 04:19 p.m.

Thanks, question was answered by Al in personal email.

John Hill , Aug 28, 2010; 05:19 p.m.

I hope someone can answer a related question. I have too many folders on my desktop. Apple told me I could create another folder (I will call it Folder X) and drag the other folders into Folder X until I decide what I am going to do with them. I grabbed folders and dropped them in Folder X. Some folders are not a problem at all, but other folders sometimes go into another folder of images inside of Folder X instead of creating another folder in Folder X. Any ideas as to how to keep folders separate inside Folder X? Hope that was not too confusing:)

Sanford Edelstein , Aug 28, 2010; 05:36 p.m.

Nobody know less about Macs than me, but my guess is you may be releasing the dragged folder while you cursor is positioned over another folder.

Sanford Edelstein , Aug 28, 2010; 05:43 p.m.

Does each one have a unique name?

John Hill , Aug 28, 2010; 05:44 p.m.

Wrong Sanford, I am king of the mac dummies.
LOL Apple probably created a special dept. for all my calls. LOL The transition from PC to Mac has not been easy and I have had the iMac for over a year. It's not fun being technically challenged. I am just holding the folder over Folder X (which is unopened) when dropping the other folders into Folder X.

Sanford Edelstein , Aug 28, 2010; 05:55 p.m.

Try opening folder X before draging the new folder in. There is NO WAY you have more calls into Apple than I do - I have an extended warranty.

John Hill , Aug 28, 2010; 06:04 p.m.

sorry--double post-deleted (see how tech challenged I am:)

John Hill , Aug 28, 2010; 06:04 p.m.

I have extended warranty also. No way I would of bought it without the 3 year warranty. I actually had problems with the imac within first couple of months and they sent tech to my home and replaced the dvd part (can't think of the name. It did not fix the problem. iMac very noisy when reading a dcd/cd and is very slow to open a disc. Some techs say it is normal and some say it is not. I'm stuck with clunkity clunkity noises...but that is for another thread.
I have had to change the way I name files since switching to the mac. Not happy with the results. I do folders by date and give them a name related to event
EX:4-8-10-Hammerheads Night Club, 5-5-10-Trip West, 6-4-09-Elcano sailboat-terry cove pier.
I thought by doing folders by date that they would be in chronological order. They are in order according to month but not according to year like the pc did. So a folder from June 2008 may be next to folder from June 2010. Is that normal for a mac? (Sorry, that is another question).

Steven Biegler , Aug 28, 2010; 06:55 p.m.

While you are in the folder go up to the menu bar and select "View", "Arrange By", Date Created. If you are going by the sub folders names you need to name them so the year shows first such as "Pictures 100828" instead of "Pictures 082810"


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