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Moving files 'tween part. drives
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Oct 14, 2001, 06:16 PM
 
I am wondering how I can set it up so I can move files between partitioned drives instead of copying them and then deleting the original.

Thanks for any input.
     
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Oct 14, 2001, 06:55 PM
 
there's really no way to get around that, since you're copying between two volumes. however, you could try writing an applescript, although that wouldn't be convenient when you're only copying a single file.

-r.

[ 10-15-2001: Message edited by: rjenkinson ]
     
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Oct 15, 2001, 06:41 AM
 
Originally posted by nextlevel:
<STRONG>I am wondering how I can set it up so I can move files between partitioned drives instead of copying them and then deleting the original.

Thanks for any input.</STRONG>
Can't be done. As far as the system is concerned, they're seperate drives.

Even if they weren't - the partition maps are drawn. Full stop. "Moving" the file would require copying it to the other location regardless; then having the system delete the other one. Not a simple change in the directory file...
     
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Oct 15, 2001, 11:19 AM
 
It is the same as dragging a file over a floppy. Sorry, cant be done.
     
   
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