How to Copy in Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

If you are a Mac user and want to learn how to copy files, folders, or text on your computer, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will explore different methods to help you copy and duplicate content effortlessly. Let’s dive in!

Copying Files and Folders

If you need to make a duplicate of a file or folder on your Mac, there are multiple ways to accomplish this task.

Method 1: Using the Keyboard Shortcut

To copy a file or folder using a keyboard shortcut, follow these steps:

  1. Select the file or folder you want to copy by clicking on it once.
  2. Press the Command (⌘) key along with the C key simultaneously.
  3. The selected item will be copied to your clipboard.

Method 2: Using the Right-Click Menu

If using keyboard shortcuts isn’t your style, you can also copy files and folders using the right-click menu:

  1. Select the file or folder you want to copy by clicking on it once.
  2. Right-click on the selected item.
  3. A context menu will appear. Click on “Copy”.

Method 3: Using Drag and Drop

In addition to keyboard shortcuts and right-click menus, you can also use drag and drop functionality:

  1. Select the file or folder you want to copy by clicking on it once.
  2. Drag the selected item to the desired location while holding down the Option (⌥) key.
  3. The selected item will be copied to the new location.

Copying Text

In addition to files and folders, you can also copy text within documents or webpages. Here’s how:

To copy text using a keyboard shortcut in macOS, follow these steps:

  1. Select the text you want to copy by highlighting it with your cursor.
  2. The selected text will be copied to your clipboard.

If you prefer using your mouse or trackpad, you can also copy text using the right-click menu:

  1. Select the text you want to copy by highlighting it with your cursor.
  2. Right-click on the selected text.

Congratulations! You now know how to copy files, folders, and text on your Mac.

Whether you prefer keyboard shortcuts, right-click menus, or drag and drop functionality, you have a variety of options to suit your workflow. Happy copying!

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