Using the mouse is slowing you down. If you use the terminal, life as a coder gets better because you get stuff done faster.
How to move a folder to another folder using the Finder in OSX – the slow way
- Open Finder
- Copy the folder you want – Command + C
- Find the place you want to move to
- Paste the folder – Command + V
Copy vs Cut
But that makes two copies of the folder and all of it’s containing files/folders which is super inefficient. So you need to cut and paste. So you should do this:
- Command + C copies the files or documents, note they won’t be ‘cut’ yet
- Command + Option + V pastes the documents into the new location, cutting it from the prior locating and moving it to the new location
A Better Way
How to move files with OS Terminal
$ sudo mv /Library/StartupItems/Broadbandoptimizer/ ~/Desktop
Input your user password when prompted.
The Terminal will be your best friend. Trust me.