How to Merge Folders on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Merging folders on a Mac can be a useful task to keep your files organized and eliminate duplicates. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of merging folders on your Mac.

Step 1: Select the Folders to Merge

The first step is to identify and select the folders you want to merge. To do this, open a new Finder window and navigate to the location of the folders. You can either open two separate Finder windows or use tabs within one window.

Step 2: Copy the Contents

Next, select all the contents of one folder by clicking on it and pressing Command + A. Once all the files are selected, right-click and choose Copy. Alternatively, you can also use Command + C as a shortcut.

Step 3: Paste into Destination Folder

Navigate to the destination folder where you want to merge the contents. Right-click inside this folder and choose Paste Item. Alternatively, you can also use Command + V as a shortcut.


If there are any conflicting file names between the source and destination folders, you will be prompted with options to either replace or keep both files. Choose your preferred option based on your requirements.

Step 4: Verify Merged Content

To ensure that all files have been successfully merged into the destination folder, open it and review its contents. Check for any duplicates or missing files that might need further attention.


  • If you prefer using drag-and-drop instead of copy-pasting, simply click and hold the selected files, drag them to the destination folder, and release the mouse button to drop them.
  • If you want to merge folders frequently, you can create an Automator workflow or use third-party software like Folder Merge or Sync Folders Pro to streamline the process.


Merging folders on a Mac is a straightforward process that allows you to combine the contents of two or more folders into one. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily merge folders and keep your files organized efficiently. Remember to review the merged content afterward to ensure everything is in place.

Now that you know how to merge folders on your Mac, go ahead and declutter your storage by merging duplicate folders!

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