How to Cut and Paste/Copy and Paste Data on Your Mac

Flash videos and text tutorial to learn how to store and access data on your internal or external drive without the aid of any backup software, using MacOS' simple interface.

Cut and Paste: the act of moving files/folders from one place to another within a volume.

Copy and Paste: the facility to duplicate (copy) files/folders in a computer program and add it to another place (folder, directory, volume, etc.)

There are many ways to copy to software to your Mac; they range from File Menu/Copy and Paste, right-click menu/copy and paste, and drag-and-drop, to keyboard commands. Please note that whatever option used, it is all controlled by Mac OS. Please refer to your Macintosh computer's documentation for various copy and paste methods or view the videos below for a couple of examples.

Seagate Video Tutorial: How to Cut & Paste/Copy & Paste Data on Your Mac

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Click here to launch the movie for Mac OS X (10.5.x) Leopard.

View Flash Guide
Click here to launch the movie for MacOS (10.4.x) Tiger.



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