That’s the way we were all taught and it works acceptably well.
Unless you have to move a file into a few layers of folders, and then it’s a bit more complicated.
How about copying files in the Finder? Select the file, right click, select Copy, move the pointer to where you want to copy the file, right click, Paste the file.
Seems a bit complicated, right?
There are short cuts, though. Option key drag and drop also copies. Or, you can add QuickCopy to the Mac’s Finder. It took me a few tries to figure out that QuickCopy is pretty cool, very handy, and worth the price if you’re copying and moving files in Finder folders.
QuickCopy is a button that lives not in the Mac’s Menubar, but in the Finder’s Toolbar. When you need to copy or move a file, select the file (or files), then click the QuickCopy button.
Immediately, a pop up Finder box opens up. Navigate your pointer to where in the Finder you want to copy or move files, click the Move or Copy button and you’re done. The files are moved or copied.
There are a few other options, too. For example, use the option key to toggle back and forth between Copy and Move on the fly. It’s even Growl notification aware. That’s much easier than the old fashioned way.
Take a look at this video of QuickCopy in action and you’ll see why this is a good addition to the Finder.